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Don't Worry; Be Happy!

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To worry seems to be second nature in all of us but we are encouraged not to do so in the scriptures and instead trust our Heavenly Father as spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ. (These photos were taken yesterday at Lake Caroline in Panama City Florida.)

Matthew 6:31-34
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?



For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.



But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.



Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.



https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/mat/6/1/s_935001

What is a Cult?

What's a Cult?
How to tell the difference between a religion and a cult.
Answer by Marshall Shelley

Q. What is a cult? And how does someone know if the faith they are following is harmful?

A. The word cult has three definitions. First of all, it can simply be a group that loves something. When people refer to an "Elvis cult" or "The O.C. cult," they mean really devoted fans.

The second definition is that of a religion whose beliefs differ from the majority around them. In the Roman Empire, Christians were sometimes considered a cult because they worshiped Jesus rather than the Roman gods.

The third, and most commonly used definition, refers to a religious group that is:

1) Exclusive. They may say, "We're the only ones with the truth; everyone else is wrong; and if you leave our group your salvation is in danger."

2) Secretive. Certain teachings are not available to outsiders or they're presented only to certain members, sometimes after taking …