Connections to The Bible

Official Publications by Shoko Asahara: The Truth of Humanity's Destruction, The Secret Prophecy of Nostradamus, Declaring Myself
the Christ (parts 1 & 2).

Founder: Shoko Asahara (formerly Chizuo Matsumoto)

Founding Date: 1987
The Connection to Aum Shinri Kyo Chapter and Verse in the Bible
The biblical teaching concerning life after death is contrary to all eastern religions, including Aum, which teach reincarnation. Hebrews 9:27 teaches that ".it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment."
Shoko Asahara assumed the status of a prophet when he made predictions concerning the future- e.g., saying that Japan would turn into a "virtual police state" in 1990, that Japan would entirely sink into the ocean in 1996, and that war would breakout between the United States and Japan in 1997. Biblically, Shoko Asahara is judged to be a false prophet since he has made
prophecies which have failed.
See Deuteronomy 18:20-22
Shoko Asahara claimed for himself the mantle of "Christ." However, the Bible teaches that there is only one Christ, Jesus
Christ, and all others claiming to be Christ are in fact anti-Christs
see Acts 4:12, Acts 1:12, Matthew 24:4-5, 23-27, 1 John
Shoko Asahara believed that the Tokyo would also be destroyed by flood
Genesis 7-9, these chapters discuss the flood that destroys the earth but God allows Noah to be saved;  interestingly enough a flood was never used as a plague or form of destruction in the Book of Revelation, it was only mentioned
Shoko Asahara would neot let his followers drink anything else but his used bathwater
Revelation 7:16 They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat;7:17 for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Revelation 21:6 Then he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.21:7 Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
Asahara also gave his blood to his followers for a price
Revelation 16:5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, "You are just, O Holy One, who are and were, for you have judged these things;
16:6 because they shed the blood of saints and prophets, you have given them blood to drink. It is what they deserve!"


Asahara dwelt on the subject of the apocalypse in a number of books which he authored. These included The Truth of Humanity's Destruction, The Secret Prophecy of Nostradamus, Declaring Myself the Christ, and Declaring Myself the Christ, Part II (Holy Terror, p. 95). However, even years earlier, Asahara had made specific predictions regarding events leading up to the Apocalypse, including the demise of the Japanese economy in 1990 which would "lead to a virtual police state" and that "the year 1996 will witness 'the sinking of Japan'." (The Cult at the End of the World, p. 17).

Sources from:  Marty Butz,

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