President Howard W. Hunter said, “The gospel proclaimed to the world by the Latter-day Saints is the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored to the earth in this dispensation and is for the redemption of all mankind. The Lord himself has revealed what is essential for the salvation and exaltation of his children. One of these essentials is that temples are to be erected for the performance of ordinances that cannot be performed in any other place.”
In 1 Corinthians 15:29 we read, “Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if that dead not rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?