Joseph Smith Quotes
What was the object of gathering the . . . people of God in any age of the world? . . . The main object was to build unto the Lord a house whereby He could reveal unto His people the ordinances of His house and the glories of His kingdom, and teach the people the way of salvation; for there are certain ordinances and principles that, when they are taught and practiced, must be done in a place or house built for that purpose.
The Church is not fully organized, in its proper order, and cannot be, until the Temple is completed, where places will be provided for the administration of the ordinances of the Priesthood.
That they may build a house which shall be accepted by the Almighty, and in which His power and glory shall be manifested . . . let those who can freely make a sacrifice of their time, their talents, and their property, . . . unite with us in the great work of the last days, and share in the tribulation, that they may ultimately share in the glory and triumph.