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Saturday, November 26, 2011

What else is new?

   Touching none of the issues with regards to the current trending in and out of the country these past days. Even on my own affair I have not made any attempts to paint. Only those that require of me to do like Face Painting and projects for my kids. 
   Last Nov. 23 Maguindanao Massacre was remembered...two years passed and still families of victims cried out for justice. What? One counsel estimated that at the current phase of the hearing being done by our justice system it would take 55,000 years to reach final verdict. Can't we do something about that? 
   The Government can if they have the will...but they would not if they are protecting something. Just look at the case with former president Gloria Arroyo; they can bend justice and bureaucracy...the argument of whether they will allow Arroyo to travel or not. I am a bit confuse if there's really a formatted decision on this matter. Surely, this is not that the first time that it had happened. Just like with former President Estrada. They can hold departure order to anyone but not that easy to a suspected elite. The lever is not balance....
    Now would I be in favor of House or Hospital Arrest for our former President? Never on both. She should be treated as an ordinary criminal...after all she did. Well, a former head of state surely does not deserve that inhumane way but have you looked at the devastating images of our country?  
    Also, there's the issue of family rivalry between the Revilla's why Ramgen was murdered. Poor people will not have that kind of problem...the victim's own siblings are the suspect. 
   I really can't organized my thought on those issues...not this time. I wont be doing any thinking for them. Even about the Hacienda Luisita trouble that President Noy Aquino is facing. 
   
   Now for our upcoming 2nd year on Tagged ArtLover Group which is an event in itself even if it only will happen on cyberspace makes me excited all the same. I created a video that will give tribute to our members...A first time for me using Microsoft Movie Maker and I'm enjoying the learning experience while doing it. It was all just first time...learning by myself in trials and less error. Well, maybe I can make some more...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

TGIF FYI JTLUK ASAP

FYI AFAIK or For your information as far as I know these are some of Text languages we might encounter while we are chatting on cyberspace so you better browse them if you don't want to be lost in the conversation. JTLUK ASAP....




LOL - Laughing Out Loud
AFAIK =» As Far As I Know 
AFK =» Away From Keyboard 
ASAP =» As Soon As Possible 
BAS =» Big A$$ Smile 
BBL =» Be Back Later 
BBN =» Bye Bye Now 
BBS =» Be Back Soon 
BEG =» Big Evil Grin 
BF =» Boyfriend 
BIBO =» Beer In, Beer Out 
BRB =» Be Right Back 
BTW =» By The Way 
BWL =» Bursting With Laughter 
C&G =» Chuckle and Grin 
CICO =» Coffee In, Coffee Out 
CID =» Crying In Disgrace 
CNP =» Continued (in my) Next Post 
CP =» Chat Post(a chat message) 
CRBT =» Crying Real Big Tears 
CSG =» Chuckle Snicker Grin 
CYA =» See You (Seeya) 
CYAL8R =» See You Later (Seeyalata) 
DLTBBB =» Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite 
EG =» Evil Grin 
EMSG =» Email Message 
FC =» Fingers Crossed 
FTBOMH =» From The Bottom Of My Heart 
FYI =» For Your Information 
FWIW =» For What It's Worth 
GAL =» Get A Life 
GF =» Girlfriend 
GFN =» Gone For Now 
GMBA =» Giggling My Butt Off 
GMTA =» Great Minds Think Alike 
GTSY =» Glad To See You 
H&K =» Hug and Kiss 
HABU =» Have A Better 'Un 
HAGN =» Have A Good Night 
HAGU =» Have A Good 'Un 
HHIS =» Hanging Head in Shame 
HUB =» Head Up Butt 
IAE =» In Any Event 
IC =» I See 
IGP =» I Gotta Pee 
IMNSHO =» In My Not So Humble Opinion 
IMO =» In My Opinion 
IMCO =» In My Considered Opinion 
IMHO =» In My Humble Opinion 
IOW =» In Other Words 
IRL =» In Real Life 
IWALU =» I Will Always Love You 
JMO =» Just My Opinion 
JTLYK =» Just To Let You Know 
KIT =» Keep In Touch 
KOC =» Kiss On Cheek 
KOL =» Kiss On Lips 
L8R =» Later 
L8R G8R =» Later 'Gater 
LHM =» Lord Help Me 
LHO =» Laughing Head Off 
LHU =» Lord Help Us 
LMAO =» Laughing My A$$ Off 
LMSO =» Laughing My Socks Off 
LOL =» Laugh Out Loud 
LSHMBB =» Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing 
LSHMBH =» Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts 
LSHTTARDML =» Laughing So Hard The Tears Are Running Down My Leg 
LTNS =» Long Time No See 
LTS =» Laughing To Self 
LUWAMH =» Love You With All My Heart 
LY =» Love Ya 
MTF =» More To Follow 
NRN =» No Reply Necessary 
NADT =» Not A Darn Thing 
OIC =» Oh, I See 
OL =» Old Lady (significant other) 
OM =» Old Man (significant other) 
OTOH =» On The Other Hand 
OTTOMH =» Off The Top of My Head 
PDS =» Please Don't Shoot 
PITA =» Pain In The A$$ 
PM =» Private Message 
PMFJI =» Pardon Me For Jumping In 
PMP =» Peed My Pants 
POAHF =» Put On A Happy Face 
QSL =» Reply 
QSO =» Conversation 
QT =» Cutie 
ROFL =» Rolling On Floor Laughing 
ROFLAPMP =» ROFL And Peeing My Pants 
ROFLMAO =» ROFL My A$$ Off 
ROFLMAOAY =» ROFLMAO At You 
ROFLMAOWTIME =» ROFLMAO With Tears In My Eyes 
ROFLUTSROFL =» Unable to Speak 
RTFM =» Read The F****** Manual! 
SETE =» Smiling Ear To Ear 
SHID =» Slaps Head In Disgust 
SNERT =» Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager 
SO =» Significant Other 
SOT =» Short Of Time 
SOTMG =» Short Of Time Must Go 
SWAK =» Sealed With A Kiss 
SWAS =» Scientific Wild A$$ Guess 
SWL =» Screaming with Laughter 
SYS =» See You Soon 
TA =» Thanks Again 
TGIF =» Thank God It's Friday 
TCOY =» Take Care Of Yourself 
TILII =» Tell It Like It Is 
TNT =» Till Next Time 
TOY =» Thinking Of You 
TTFN =» Ta Ta For Now 
TTYL =» Talk To You Later 
WAS =» Wild A$$ Guess 
WB =» Welcome Back 
WTH =» What/Who The Heck (or sub an 'F' for the 'H') 
YBS =» You'll Be Sorry 
YG =» Young Gentleman 
YL =» Young Lady 
YM =» Young Man






Monday, November 14, 2011

World's New 7 Wonders of Nature


Seven wonders
Tourists navigate their way inside a cave popularly known in the Philippines as "Underground River" in Puerto Princesa city in the province of Palawan, southwest of Manila, June 28, 2009. A popular tourist destination, the underground river, a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) world heritage site, measures 8.2 km (5 miles) long and currently places second in an online public poll for the world's "New 7 Wonders of Nature" campaign. REUTERS/John Javellana (PHILIPPINES ENVIRONMENT) 

Seven wonders
Divers explore a coral reef in Komodo island, Indonesia, May 6, 2009. Southeast Asia's biologically diverse coral reefs will disappear by the end of this century, wiping out coastal economies and sparking civil unrest if climate change isn't addressed, conservation group WWF said on Wednesday. Picture taken May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Nila Tanzil (INDONESIA ENVIRONMENT)

Vietnam's Halong Bay was one of the world's new seven wonders of nature named Friday
A tourist boat sails past the stone islands of Halong Bay, Vietnam in 2007. The Amazon rainforest, Vietnam's Halong Bay and Argentina's Iguazu Falls were named among the world's new seven wonders of nature, according to organisers of a global poll

A view of Argentina's Iguazu Falls,
A view of Argentina's Iguazu Falls, on the Brazilian side of the Iguazu River, in 2007. The Amazon rainforest, Vietnam's Halong Bay and Argentina's Iguazu Falls were named among the world's new seven wonders of nature, according to organisers of a global poll. (AFP Photo/Juan Mabromata)

Seven wonders
A tourist watches birds in the top of a canopy at the Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru's southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios November 2, 2009. This 1.8 million hectares reserve is the home of 600 birds species and 11 monkey species among other animals, as caymans and mammals, and has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of any park in the world with more than 200 varieties of trees found in one hectare. Picture taken November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)

Seven wonders
Capetown, aerial view, South Africa. Photo by Tom Brakefield/Thinkstock

Seven wonders
Jeju Island. Photo by Wai Chung Tang/Thinkstock

Source: Yahoo News



First Love (Japanese Version) – Utada Hikaru Lyrics & Listen



Lyrics of First Love (Japanese Version) – Utada Hikaru
Saigo no kisu wa
Tabako no flavor ga shita
Nigakute setsunai kaori
Ashita no imagoro ni wa
Anata wa doko ni iru n’ darou
Dare wo omotte ‘ru n’ darou
You are always gonna be my love
Itsu ka dare ka to mata koi ni ochite mo
I’ll remember to love
You taught me how
You are always gonna be the one
Ima wa mada kanashii love song
Atarashii uta utaeru made
Tachidomaru jikan ga
Ugoki-dasou to shite ‘ru
Wasuretaku nai koto bakari
Ashita no imagoro ni wa
Watashi wa kitto naite ‘ru
Anata wo omotte ‘ru n’ darou
You will always be inside my heart
Itsu mo anata dake no basho ga aru kara
I hope that I have a place in your heart too
Now and forever you are still the one
Ima wa mada kanashii love song
Atarashii uta utaeru made
You are always gonna be my love
Itsu ka dare ka to mata koi ni ochite mo
I’ll remember to love
You taught me how
You are always gonna be the one
Ima wa mada kanashii love song
Atarashii uta utaeru made

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New strokes and a fight

The focus of my cyber time had been for Tagged ArtLover Gallery's 2nd Anniversary...renovating the looks and adding new participants especially those that are active Facebook members. To see the update click Tagged ArtLover Gallery

It was not a convincing win for Manny Pacquiao against Manuel Marquez. I think Manny was not that aggressive...BUT still he won! 

   This week new artworks are the following...





I'll be talking little this time...I've drained myself too much. 




Saturday, November 12, 2011

The illumination of the moment

The feel of fresh materials can give you a bit of a push, well at least on my case. 
   I am a bit sentimental over my artworks so I am having a hard time giving or selling them away.
   Oh yes there are times that I have some regrets too, why I leave my job as an employee. But I prefer this isolation from the regular routine. The LORD brought me here and I totally trust where He leads. 
   Am I rich? Surely not in the monetary sense...but I feel I was always blessed. 
   It's hard to explain my situations, some may not like the choices that I've been doing...especially if you would look back how much I am earning around the corporate world. Oh! Some nights can be cold and I wish I have stayed...but supervising people doesn't make sense anymore...I need to paint.
   It's hard to believe that I am surviving and even being elated at the level my causes are being realized. 
   With only my pulse to trust, as I digress back and forth...I saw some progress on some areas...the visions are still there.
   Let us just say I am living a life similar to that of the prophet Elijah for two or three years now. Where the crow provide food and drinks for me by river...
   Ah! How these are happening can be puzzling to some...that is why you should stop and consider listening to my God. The God of Heaven and Earth. 

   In the motion of simply re-echoing the images around me...I just sit down and create anything at hand. I don't need a topic to be inspired or an inspiration to paint, whatever that was would just drain time without bearing  fruit. Inspiration easily flow to a working body...yes not the busy mind. 

Some moments can easily be captured once you focus...others are not that easy to summon since there are reality we must face. Now there are two realities exchanging here and begging for our attentions. The reality of the spiritual realm needs our attention to...and I can easily reach that area once I enter into my studio. When I start to dip my brush or scribble some lines. The oneness with myself...and the voice of GOD can be heard more profound here. Sometimes seeing some of the areas that needed my immediate attentions. 
   The internet can rob my focus too even if it became a vehicle to express my thoughts so I sometimes allow myself to stay away... 
   Doing painting never fails to recollect and reconnect my self with my soul. 
   Reading the Word of God is very necessary...to keep me align since we are in perilous times now where there are rampant distortions of value. Some men even dare to change the truth. 
   Yesterday I stayed away from cyberspace...do regular routine like wash dishes and laundries some clothes. Experimented cooking new dishes. Visited and added some items on my visual journals. 



    



Friday, November 11, 2011

Effect of 11/11/11


What was obvious? People can be highly imaginative and more often becomes paranoia into something that is unusual, when I say unusual, it could mean many thing...what's unusual to you may just be another regular thing to me, or vice versa...
   Well, let me digest some of the fact about number 11, why this had been given so much attention by numerologist. I heard my friend said, it is like a horn...two straight line on the head makes a horn. Eleven also is a significant number on some of Casinos game, Eleven is the first number outside your regular 8 fingers and 2 thumbs. 
    Eleven is the 5th smallest prime number. It is the smallest two-digit prime number in the decimal base; as well as, of course, in un-decimal. 
   11 is the atomic number for sodium; Apollo 11 is the first manned aircraft to land on the moon The September 11 Twin Tower attack is still fresh in our memory. Minus Judas Iscariot you only have 11 disciple. 
   Historically, there is nothing significant that had happened during, 11-11-1011; 11-11-1111 or even during Nov. 11, 11.  
    Actually, we can attach meaning into almost anything if we want to. We will see what we want to see. The same way people give meanings into number 7, 9, 13 etcetera. In reality almost any number can have meaning if we want them to have meaning. 
. If you think there is nothing to worry about, or there is no harm in believing...11-11-11 became serious concerns from authorities and other organizations. Read the article below from BBC News: 
Egypt has closed the Great Pyramid outside Cairo after rumours that groups would try to hold special rituals on 11 November at 11:11 (09:11 GMT).
The rumours sparked an internet campaign to stop any ceremonies.
However the head of Egypt's antiquities authority said the pyramid had been closed until Saturday morning for "necessary maintenance" only.
The Great Pyramid houses the ancient tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu. Two nearby pyramids and the Sphinx remained open. 
After 11:11, the director of the pyramids complex, Ali al-Asfar, said nothing unusual had happened.
"Everything is normal," he told AP.
"The only thing different is the closure of the Khufu pyramid."
Both he and the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mustafa Amin, said the pyramid was closed for maintenance after the large number of visitors during the Eid al-Adha holiday last week. (Read More HERE)

More interesting facts and coincidence about the number 11. In this link you will see how creative a human mind can be... click HERE

Don't you worry too much about eleven, anything can happen...with or without number 11. 



Monday, November 7, 2011

Fake Unity of Churches

FirstAmendmentRadio.com

No to ecumenical movement

Svali

When people hear the world illuminati, the first thing that came to mind is a secret society planning global dominance thru one world order. To some, this are science fictions and are just product of Hollywood's over active imaginations. 
   My first introduction to this cult was when a friend showed to me a dollar bill that carries illuminati symbols. Well, my first reactions was that of amazement. From then on I started making my own little research from Dan Brown's highly erroneous novels up to more serious claims, like those of John Todd, a former satanist and the well documented writings of Fritz Springmeier. I heard familiar group like Priory of Sion, Knight Templars, Bavarian Freemasonry, Councils for Foreign Relations, Skulls and Bones fraternity, and so on...I also heard about Svali. Who is she? Why her testimony is important?
   
     Svali, who is/was a former mind control programmer for the Illuminati. She was groomed from birth to have a key role in the Illuminati and back in the 1980′s was forced against her will to marry another generational Illuminati member. They had two children from this marriage and they also were raised and tortured by the cult until Svali fled the cult in the early 1990′s.     She was severely warned by the cult to keep quiet about her past. She had been writing and speaking out against the cult and their activities. She has not been heard from since November, 2006.
     There is no known verifiable evidence of her being alive or has there been any known contact with Svali by anyone that I know of. All traces of her have disappeared.
(Source click HERE)
 So Svali, obviously is a pseudonym to protect her identity...one important note here is that she has a credible stance since she was from the inside, as she claims. 



All groups have goals, and the Illuminists are no exception. Money making is not their final goal – it is a means to an end. This end point, or goal, is no less than to rule the world. The Illuminati has a set plan similar to the Soviet Union’s previous “5- year” and “10-year ” plans. This is what the Illuminists themselves believe and teach their followers as gospel truth. Whether they will actually succeed is another matter altogether.

Svali is Alive!

Ex-Illuminati Programmer turned Born-Again Christian
and Whistleblower is Confirmed Alive and Well!

by Ed Koni
I have recently confirmed that Svali, the ex-Illuminati mind control programmer who opened the eyes of thousands of people on the internet with her writings and radio interview about the inner workings of the Illuminati, is indeed alive and well! Praise Jesus! She had not been heard from online since November of 2006 and it was feared she had been killed. I have learned that she is residing safely in an isolated place of refuge with a number of fellow Christian brothers and sisters. She is in no immediate danger and is continuing to heal and grow in the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no internet access where she is staying so she cannot electronically communicate with the outside world even if she wanted to. I cannot elaborate any further on her whereabouts as I don’t want to endanger her in any way.


 The real living Christ, the Savior of the world. Without a relationship with Him it is going to be pretty hard to exist in this world of chaos. I urge you to seek Him with all of your heart.

Land Reform according to Cojuangco


History of evading land reform
In 1957, to purchase the Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) from Spanish-owned Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas (Tabacalera), Jose Cojuanco Sr. was obliged to obtain the 6,474-hectare Hacienda Luisita, as well as seek loans. Subsequently the CAT and Hacienda Luisita were transferred to Cojuanco’s Tarlac Development Corporation (TADECO), an agricultural corporation. In line with government’s social justice program, these loans were guaranteed on the condition that the Cojuangcos will distribute the Hacienda land to small farmers.
The clan was also granted a P7-million loan in purchasing the Hacienda, on the condition that the latter will be subdivided among tenants. The case filed by the Marcos government in 1985 to compel the Cojuangcos to transfer Hacienda Luisita to the Ministry of Agrarian Reform for subdivision and sale to farmers was dismissed by the Court of Appeals in 1988 on the ground that Luisita would be covered by agrarian reform.
Fifty-two years have passed since the Cojuangcos acquired Hacienda Luisita at no cost except the promise to return the land to its rightful tillers. Yet, that promise remains unfulfilled. Under the presidency of Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, youngest sister of Hacienda Luisita’s majority owner Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, RA 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL) was enacted. Aquino made land reform her administration’s centerpiece program, and even vowed to subject Luisita to land reform “to serve as an example”.
However, both the CARL itself and Executive Order 229 signed by Aquino provided for the “transfer of shares of stocks, rather than land, to workers and other qualified beneficiaries… as the action is deemed compliance with the land distribution requirements of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)”. Subsequently, the TADECO created Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) as a company specifically for this purpose.

Which Bible?


Which Bible?
Gary Amirault, a Protestant minister, wrote:

"If you say, 'I believe in the Bible,' then you are faced with the question of 'which Bible?' ... Nearly all Christian Bibles rely on the Jewish Masoretic Hebrew text for translating the Old Testament into current languages. How was it possible for the translators to produce an 'inerrant' Bible, when the 'guardians of the so called 'inerrant' Hebrew text', did not know the meaning of many words and passages? Unfortunately, the problem does not lie with the Jews lack of understanding of their own language, but with a false doctrine perpetuated by fundamentalists for many years. The Doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy ... They say the 66 books of the present King James Bible are inerrant, but they don't tell you it lacks 14 entire books which were in the original King James of 1611. They don't tell you the King James Bible has been changed many times in the last 350 years and there have been thousands of corrections!"

Bible Interpretation for Average Readers


2 Peter 1:20
King James Version (KJV)
 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

When you heard a preacher claims that he or she had been given a vision to interpret the world of God, immediately be suspicious because it is more likely that they have no authority coming from God at all but are impostor. 
  After St. John have finished writing the last book of the Bible, this sealed the entire old and new testament books... 
Revelation 22:18-19
King James Version (KJV)
 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
   It simply means there is no more added gospel.I can not interpret the Bible on my own way. I can not share what I think it means. I must tell what The Bible said as it is. 
   With the help of the Holy Spirit who will interprets and show things to us...

In 2 Timothy 3:16, the apostle Paul wrote:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
   If the Bible is profitable for a Christian, why was it that it is confusing and it seems different denominations have it's own interpretations? How can we an average believer comprehend or at least recognize a false teaching?



The Variant Meanings and Interpretations 
   With so many different interpretations available, how is anyone supposed to know which is the correct one?
   From Paul's epistle he assured his readers that he faithfully handle the Word of God...
2 Corinthians 4:2
New International Version (NIV)
2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 4:2
King James Version (KJV)
 2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
   Above two verses are the same but are rendered differently...by comparison of the two, this could lead into different directions. So what do we do? Listen again to Paul how he advise Timothy...

2 Timothy 2:15
King James Version (KJV)
 15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The Key
   The key therefore, is that we study the word of God not for the approval of any man, woman, denominations, traditions, self, organizations or personalities...but for whom? God. 
   What most denominations wont tell us is that they share only those things that will sell or uplift their church...Not those things that will expose their fraudulent practices. The Mormons will teach you that the Bible is not complete, the Jehovah Witness will find hundreds of ways to tell you the proper name of God, the Catholic will teach you that bowing down to idols is not a sin, etcetera....
   But that's not the case we are suppose to defend our faith. Our ultimate purpose for reading the Word of God (and of course having understanding and not just for the sake of reading...because we are told to do so) We have genuine love for God. Period. We read because we want to know more of God. Not to discredit other faith and practices...we aim for the approval of God.
   Further, Paul liken Biblical study into a workman that is not ashamed...dividing the word of truth. 
   The Bible alone is sufficient. An average man can understand some part of the Bible without any "Authoritative teachings" the same way early believers when they first heard Jesus preaching during his ministries. 
There are the obvious truth
   Unbelievers even without the Bible as basis  have their idea of what is good and bad. Human beings are pre-programmed to functions as social beings. We need other human to survive and that is a fact. Some species of Monkeys (if not all) after just few minutes from birth  already had some ability to survive even with only little care coming from their parents, the same with most animals. That is to say, we need to learn other abilities from another human being. From other adults we discover and adopt "worldviews" and beliefs. Those beliefs does not necessarily mean they are the ultimate truth. As we grow we discover that some are just fable or old-wives tales. Some to scare us or simply told to prevent us from being hurt even if they are just imaginary things. What I mean to say here is that there are truths that eventually wore out to be non-truth. Truth that we no longer need as we mature. But there are truth that are unchangeable. 
   Most real truth can be determined by the five senses and on this area, we can easily agree. The problem arises on the so called spiritual realm. This is where our realities vary and to some, the spiritual realm does not exist at all. 
   Now, I elaborate on the above illustration to make you focus on Truth that are obvious and need no further discussion. I suggest,you take the same method in reading the inspired word of God. 
   Christians who sincerely seek God will in time discover the truth. As I've said, truth have their level of revelations also. So, if you feel certain area is hard to grasp, wait for the Holy Spirit to reveal them to you. Do not assume and I mean NEVER assume you knew. 
   I also strongly suggest that you make some research. That is why we go to church, to hear other people's knowledge about the Scripture and their personal experience with God. Again, some of the people knowledge may not be the truth nor his experiences may not be applicable to you. So here is where discernment needed. I also advise that you conduct a Comparative Study. 
   Compare one Bible version to other versions.
   Compare one teaching to another sermons. (Avoid Bias Remarks)
   Compare one church to other churches.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.-- 1 John 4:1
    It is very clear here that Christians need more that just faith. He need more than just One Book. If he is not to be deceived he must work hard. Give extra push because the serpent we are are dealing have some spiritual advantages. That is why we need God more than ever. 
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.-- Ephesians 6:12

Remove Paradigm
   One thing I've learn in my research is that most materials tend to shroud certain beliefs or written to protect its own religion. Although they are not bad at all because we have windows of opportunities to discover more, the tendency of most preacher is to exaggerate the truth that will magnify their order but play soft or ignore those that are in conflict with their principles. 
   Listening to both sides will give you a better picture than just listening to your Local Pastor saying "They are wrong...we are right." How can we know they are wrong if we only take other people's opinion from them? 
   A paradigm is according to Answer.com: A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
   The first thing we must have in mind is to discover the intentions of the Book. Remember the Bible is a collections of books and letters written by different authors therefore writing styles may vary. For example it's wrong to interpret a parable from a historical note. The same way to make literal reading with prophesy compare to how to behave in a church. 

   Lastly, avoid argument...the word of God is there to clarify not to create divisions. It is hard to remove scars, often times it leaves a permanent mark and it would need some surgery to be totally invisible. That is the same with paradigm or concepts, we can not change a person's mind if he had made up his mind. The least we could do is to pray for that person and let the Holy Spirit reveal the understanding. So, in the same way, as you read this blog, there are some things you may not agree with what I am saying. Therefore, I pray that God will let me see the truth also if I am wrong. 


Other helpful sources:

The Eight Rules of Bible Interpretations by R. Rhodes and R. Anthony
How to Interpret the Bible by Matt Slick
Rightly Interpreting the Bible by Ron Rhodes


   Again above resources are just suggestions, and this mean we need to make a thorough research if we want to grow in our faith.