Mountain of the Lord’s House
Image by AaronLMGoodwin
The east and west towers of the temple represent the Melchizedek and Aaronic Priesthoods. Additional symbolism has been added to the towers. The east facing towers represent the First Presidency of the Church, the highest office of the Melchizedek Priesthood. The west towers represent the Presiding Bishopric, the highest office of the Aaronic Priesthood. There are twelve pinnacles on each tower, the east pinnacles representing the office of the Twelve Apostles, and the west pinnacles representing the High Council.
The angel Moroni depicts both a messenger of the restoration of the gospel and a herald of the Second Coming: "for the Son of Man shall come, and he shall send his angels before him with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together the remainder of his elect from the four winds" (JS-M 1:37).