The Atonement is the central focus of the temple and is
typified in all aspects of the temple ordinances. However,
we must train our eyes, ears, and hearts to recognize it and
the significance and meaning behind the symbols related
to the Atonement.
The holy temple of the Lord is perhaps our most
profound earthly link to our Father in Heaven - a
sanctuary of peace and perspective, of eternal
covenants, and of sacred service to our kindred dead.
Among its most essential functions, the temple is
a haven of instruction in the doctrines of eternity.
Renowned gospel scholar Ed J. Pinegar invites readers
to consider the infinite importance of all aspects of
temple worship and the inseparable connection of
temple ordinances to the Savior's Atonement. Citing
the teachings of Church leaders - as well as his own
personal insights and experiences as a sealer, longtime
temple patron, and former temple president -
the author instills in readers a fundamental sense
of gratitude as they come to more fully realize the
significance of the temple as the only way back to our
Father through the Atonement of Christ the Lord.