DOCTRINE OF THE KINGDOM
In the Lord’s Prayer, our Lord Jesus Christ prayed thus “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:9-13). In another instance, He stated emphatically that, as He is leaving He shall send the Holy Spirit that will guide man into the accurate knowledge of Truth. We believe that “Christ” having conquered death (2nd Timothy 1:10) in fulfillment of His mission on Earth and being one with God (John 10:30) have returned with a different mandate and a new Name in fulfilment of His promise to man (Matthew 24:35, Matthew 25:31-33, Revelation 3:12). The Promised Comforter is here as promised. It behooves on man to shun sins, repent, be baptized and follow salvation. No time is better than now. Also, we believe that, what a man sows same shall he reap. Therefore, man should eschew rancor, hatred, bigotry, idolatry etc. and do the things pleasing God. It is our fervent believe that when one is in line with God, God takes over his needs and grants his heart desires. The problems of man stem from sins and once man frees himself from the shackles of sin he becomes a new creature in the Lord (Romans 6:23). BCS preaches peace and love amongst all creations of God as the panacea to world problems. War never solves a fight amongst nations, it can only suppress it until a time when it cannot be suppressed any longer. Brotherhood means all creations of God which include plants, birds, fishes, animals, man etc. Cross signifies the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ and His command that man must take up his Cross and follow Him to be worthy of Him. The Star is Christ’s resurrection, his glory after death which is the promise to every true child of God. In practical terms, Cross means going through tribulations in the cause of living in Christ and in spreading the word (Matthew 16:24, Luke 9:23). Being cajoled or accused for speaking the truth and revealing Christ. The Star is the crown of glory which is salvation in Christ Jesus (John 17:21-22, 2nd Corinthians 3:18, Matthew 24:26-28).
COMMON BCS PRACTICES AND SUPPORTING BIBLICAL VERSES
Our Lord Jesus Christ promised that when the Comforter comes, He shall lead the world to the accurate knowledge of truth. This truth includes the true worship of God Almighty and worship that is pleasing to God. Also, it is written that when you know the Truth, the Truth shall set you free. Common BCS practices include;
Ecclesiastes 9:8, Matthew 17:2, Luke 9:29, Mark 16:5, Acts 1:10, Revelation 3:4, Revelation 3:5, Revelation 3:18, Revelation 4:4, Revelation 6:11, Revelation 7:9, Revelation 7:13 and Revelation 19:14.
Psalm 66:4, Mark 5:6, Revelation 4:10-11, Revelation 19:4 and John 16:13.
when adorned in heavenly attire and before God’s presence – Luke 10:4, Luke 9:3, Acts 7:33, Exodus 3:5 and Luke 22:35.
Peace of the Father, Perfect Peace of the Father or Peace be unto you – Matthew 10:7-14, 1st Corinthians 1-3, Ezra 7:12, Ezra 4:17.
Praying pattern :
Let thanks, praises and honour be ascribed to God in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Let thanks, praises and honour be ascribed to God in the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Let dominion and supremacy be given to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit now and forever more, Amen –
Revelation 7:12, Revelation 4:6-11, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 4:2, 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18, Hebrews 13:15, Revelation 1:8, Revelation 4:1-11, Revelation 19:4-7 and Revelation 21:4.
Confession of Sins :
(In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, In the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, Now and forever more, Amen) – James 5:16, 1st John 1:9, Proverbs 28:13, Romans 10:10, Romans 3:23-24.
Fasting and Prayers :
Matthew 6:16-18, Acts 13:2, Acts 14:23, Esther 4:16, Daniel 10:3, Matthew 4:2.
Psalm 95:6, Isaiah 45:23, Philippians 2:9-11, Mark 10:17, Luke 5:8, Luke 22:41 and Acts 7:60.
Tithe Payment (10% of one’s personal income presented to God) – Malachi 3:7-12, Luke 18:12-14.
2nd Timothy 4:5, Acts 2:38, Mark 16:15-17, Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 9:37-38, Matthew 10:7-14.