“Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.”
“Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
“The keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is his name.”
2 Ne. 9:41
The gate of the tabernacle was the only entrance into the complex. The scriptrues describe the gate as a screen, or curtain, of twenty cubits in width and comprised of the colors blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen (see Ex. 27:16). Linen is described by scholars as the fabric of the hanging itself which was white in color. The patters of these four colors were to be fashioned with neelework in an aethesetically pleaseing fashion. Without further historical evidence, or revelation from the Lord, there is no data upon which to recreate the pattern that existed upon the gate. Artistic liberty has been taken in creating the pattern that is depicted in the images of this site.
The Lord Jesus Christ taught “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Central to the Father’s plan in helping us return back to His presence, is His Only Begotten Son. Jesus Christ stands at the entrance to our salvation. Nothing has the capacity to bring salvation except the Lord Jesus Christ. I offer my witness that the teachings of Jesus Christ bring peace and happiness in mortality, and his Atonement brings immortality and the opportunity for eternal life in the world to come. God invites everyone back into His presence and all are welcome into His house.
“He inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile” (2 Nephi 26:33).
In relation to the Tabernacle, and speaking spiritually, God dwells in the Most Holy Place. The only way to get back to His presence is by following the path laid out by Jesus Christ. The Gate is a symbol of faith. Faith in Jesus Christ is required for a person to obtain eternal life.
The misunderstood concept of grace applied to the tabernacle.