Latter-day Saints (Mormons) from other faiths is that they are a temple
building people. Ever since the Church was founded, they have
erected temples. While other faiths do have temples, they are for
worship only. The LDS temples are built primarily for the purpose
of administering the ordinances essential to higher salvation and the
blessings of happiness and involvement in the spirit world.
We believe that these
ordinances furnish a passport, with keys and privileges that are
bestowed only in temples. Hence the importance of the temples of
God for the LDS people.