> I recall Joseph Smith having a vision (could it be in DC 137?), where he > sees his non-baptized brother Alvin in the Celestial Kingdom. Alvin is > obviously considered a 'true Christian' even though he has not yet been > baptized.
Joseph Smith had the vision in 1836 in the Kirtland temple. In the vision he saw his father, mother and Alvin in the celestial kingdom. However, his father and mother were still alive when Joseph Smith had the vision. Therefore, the vision was of the future, after Alvin's temple work would have been completed. No one enters the Celestial Kingdom without baptism if they die after reaching the age of accountability. This brings up many questions, none of which have revealed answers yet, so far as I know. What about good little children who die at 8 or 9 years of age? They are accountable, but if not baptized they must be denied the Celestial Kingdom until their temple work is done. What if they died in 320 B.C. and had lived in China? What is their current state? Are they still in spirit prison? Were they ever in spirit prison? A true Christian must follow Jesus Christ. Are Terrestrial beings true Christians? Wouldn't they know the truth of the gospel by the time they are resurrected? Surely they would believe in Jesus Christ and wish to follow Him. But since they didn't merit the Celestial glory, they must not have followed Him well enough. True Christians or not? ========= Mark Gregson [EMAIL PROTECTED] ========= -- _______________________________________________ Get your free email from http://mymail.operamail.com Powered by Outblaze ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================