symbolism, holy place, temple
Symbolism is one of the teaching methods frequently employed by our Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ—types and images to help the finite, mortal mind comprehend eternal doctrines and principles. The apocryphal Gospel of Philip emphasizes this truth: “Truth did not come into the world naked, but she came clothed in types and images. One cannot receive the truth in any other way.” Through the use of symbols, the Lord reveals meaning and understanding to intangible concepts that would otherwise remain ethereal and intangible.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ray, Brian K. "Understanding the House of the Lord: A Study of Holy Places in Scripture." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 18, no. 3 (2017): 83-93. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/re/vol18/iss3/7