Our senior pastor often talks about the two great pillars of the Bible:
- In the Old Testament - Moses (represents the Law of God)
- In the New Testament - Apostle Paul (represents the Love of God or Grace)
- They were both highly educated, intelligent men. Moses was raised in Pharaoh's household and taught by the best scholars of the known world at that time. Paul was a Jewish, Roman citizen, fluent in Hebrew and Greek, taught by the great Rabbi Gamaliel, and Paul was also a Pharisee.
- Moses wrote considerable, important parts (The Law) of the Old Testament and Paul wrote many of the books of the New Testament.
- Moses was a key figure in the formation of the Jewish faith; Paul was a key figure in the formation of the Christian faith.
- They were both strong, influential, Spirit-filled leaders. Moses was the first leader of the nation of Israel. Paul was the first Christian missionary and a key figure in the spread of the church throughout the entire Roman Empire.
- They both had personal encounters and deep relationships with God. Moses often met with God "face to face" and was considered His friend. Paul had a number of unique encounters with the Lord: on the road to Damascus (Acts 9), three years in Arabia after his conversion (Galatians 1), and caught up to the third heaven (2 Corinthians 12).