2. Measure the width of the river to cross. What are the differences between the biblical audience and us? Bible has been segregated into two segments which are ‘Old Testament’ and ‘New Testament’. Old Testament describes the story of God’s treaty with Hebrew people. On the other hand, New Testament includes several versions of life, death and renaissance of Lord Jesus. ‘Measure the width of the river to cross’ is a New Testament passage relating to Bible. Here, river denotes something which can create differences in terms of diverse culture, customs, languages, time and power among others. Today, one obvious difference can be found between biblical audience and us. The difference is generational gap. Biblical audience was made up of first century and the present audience is made up of twenty first century who does not struggle with legalistic Judaism and traditional Gnosticism. The river which separates biblical audience and us is not wide, but these differences should be addressed in order to cross the river1. 3. Cross the Principlizing Bridge. What are the theological principles in this text? Theological principles are generally intended for understanding the principles of God. The objective is to overwhelm the current gap between different religions and to demonstrate the mutual obligations of every religious discipline. In order to identify theological principles, one should recall the differences and similarities between present day’s audience and biblical audience. The theological principle of the text is that in order to be operative in serving God, people should employ their strength and bravery. The theological principles affirm that Christ provide the believers of God a kind of power in order to remain happy in variety of circumstances1. 4. Consult the biblical map. How does the theological principle fit with the rest of the Bible? The theological principles of the text are used by every Christian nowadays in terms of worship and divinity on Lord Jesus. The texts in Bible are precise, real and provide universal realities. In Bible, a particular passage can only be applied to certain circumstances. However, the theological principles revealed in the text are fit to each people who always have faith in God. Theological principles have certain definite meaning and application to the olden biblical audience and to the Christians in present days. As the theological principles possess explicit application and can be used by the audiences, it operates as a link for wrapping the river of differences2. 5. Grasp the text in our town. How should individual Christians today apply the theological principles? Individual Christians cannot apply the theological principles without knowing its significance. However, they can understand the main philosophy of Bible without implementing it in practical life. In order to apply the theological principles, initially there exists the need for observing the world, examining the cultural background of people and exploring the meaning of God’s word. There pertains huge dissimilarity between understanding the method of applying the theological principles and logically implementing them1. Assignment 17-1 The ‘Book of Revelation’ is the last volume of New Testament. Chapter 1 of the book defines John’s (one of the twelve supporters of Lord Jesus) explanations on seven stars of angels.