There is nothing inherently wrong with being dependent on others. Healthy cooperation and reciprocal relationships are the foundation of human social life; the Christian community ought to be characterized by the many ways in which we love the brothers and sisters.
A congregation of Christians. A group of Christians, who gather for a Christian meeting, implying an interacting membership. In the Hebrew Scriptures, it usually refers to the nation of Israel, i.e., “the assembly of Israel” or “the congregation of Israel.” In the Greek New Testament, it refers to congregations of Christians, as well as the Christian congregation as a whole.
Unselfish, loyal, and benevolent intention and commitment toward another.
LOVE. First and last word in Christian theology and ethics. It is therefore important to understand clearly this exceedingly ambiguous term.
Imperfect humans are inclined to compare themselves with others. Then, they tend to draw conclusions about the value or importance based on their value system. Imperfection makes us prone to compare ourselves with others and to draw conclusions about others that tend to be unfair and unjust. Are there times or circumstances when we are to judge others? Or, do we always avoid judging others?
In his blog article, Jesus and “Homosexuality,” the happy Agnostic NT textual and early Christianity scholar Dr. Bart D. Ehrman says, “I start with Jesus. And here the conversation is quite easy. In our surviving records Jesus says nothing about same-sex acts or sexual orientation. Nothing. Nada.” Really? …
Jesus Christ advised his followers: “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”—Matthew 7:15.
The apostle Paul likewise warned Christians in Thessalonica: “Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.”—2 Thessalonians 2:3.