Brotherhood Is Not a Church
Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) is not a church or new religious movement. It is the fulfilment of Biblical scripture relating to the manifestation of God’s reign on earth recorded from Genesis to Revelation.
Brotherhood of the Cross and Star was officially established by Leader Olumba Olumba Obu as a spiritual organisation in Nigeria in 1956 and received its Certificate of Incorporation on 25th March, 1964. Beginning from the ‘Cradle’ at 8 Eton Street, Calabar the movement moved to 26 Mbukpa Road on 8th August 1958 when members put on white robes in public for the first time and marched the streets of Calabar. BCS currently has its World Headquarters at 34 Ambo Street, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Brotherhood of the Cross and Star is both an administration and a spiritual school founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Theocratic Government
In the Scriptures, Prophets Daniel and Isaiah allude to a new system of government in which righteousness and justice will be established on the earth. Christ called it ‘The Kingdom of God’ and told His disciples to pray for its manifestation in The Lord’s Prayer: ‘Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven’. In the Old Testament, Daniel spoke of a kingdom which would be established by God on earth and would ‘break in pieces and consume all other kingdoms’ (Daniel 2:44) Isaiah foresaw a government which would rest upon the shoulders of the son of God (Isaiah 9:6-7).
The Book of Revelation goes further to envision that ‘the kingdoms of this world are become The Kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever.’ (Revelation 11: 15)
BCS is the physical manifestation of this new system of government, a Kingdom founded on the rule of love. The Head of this Government is His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, The King of kings and The Lord of lords. He is the Leader of The Unified Universal Theocratic Council, and The Head of Administration of BCS Worldwide
The Spiritual School
BCS is otherwise known as Christ’s Universal Spiritual School of Practical Christianity where people come to learn and apply the universal teachings of Christ. This means trying to put into practice the ways of Christ as embodied in a lifestyle of selflessness, universal love, oneness, peace, humility, forgiveness, kindness, generosity, compassion, understanding and tolerance. It is also about faith, endurance, zeal and determination to overcome all the challenges that life throws at us through applying the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Brotherhood denotes the unity of all creation and the oneness which is maintained by universal love. Cross relates to the suffering endured by those who have undertaken to follow the way of Christ to reach the Star; which is the reward and fulfilment of God’s purposes for humanity.
Universal Nature of Christ’s Teachings
This way of life has been clearly explained and demonstrated through the life and work of The Leader and Founder of BCS, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu. Through hundreds of sermons and Bible class lectures over the course of 40 years, Leader Obu has revealed the true essence of the Gospel of Christ and has touched on numerous subjects relating to the human predicament and offering solutions to the problems facing humanity. These sermons have been compiled into a new record of spiritual teaching known as The Everlasting Gospel.