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Temple Symbolism and the Atonement of Jesus Christ

Temples are filled with ancient symbolism. These symbols are all around in scriptures, cultural motifs, and architectural details. Yet, everything in the Latter Day Saint Temples point to two things 1) The atonement of Jesus Christ 2) The outcomes of His atonement ie. Eternal Life

The presentation below will help prepare you not only to go to the temple but to be in it as well. download PowerPoint PPTX, but also drink deeply from the scriptures and his new book.

Endowed with Power: How Temple Symbols Guide Us to Christ’s Atonement

The purpose and intent of this book is to offer help with those struggling to make sense of certain puzzling aspects that they encounter in the temple. It is also to help expand the knowledge and appreciation for those who already feel a deep love for the temple, who do not necessarily struggle as some individuals described in the introduction. My hope is to accomplish this in a simple and singular way. No doubt there are other wonderful and informative books on the temple. This one serves a very specific and needed purpose how certain symbols in the temple (architectural designs, cultural motifs, ordinances and covenants, ancient temple ordinances, scriptures, etc.) point us to Christ and his infinite atonement.

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C. Robert Line, doctor in sociology of religion, helps those wanting to make sense of certain aspects of the temple and the endowment. By showing how these symbols all point back to Christ’s Atonement, he aims to enrich and enliven the worship experience that Church members can and should expect when they attend the House of the Lord.

Learn to recognize the true meanings of temple symbols, such as the circle in the square motif, the tree of life, and sacred temple clothing, and allow their meanings to bring you closer to Christ.

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