Regardless, in 1836 when the revelation was given, Alvin still had not
been baptized, but was considered by God good enough to be in a vision of
the Celestial Kingdom. This tells me that the man was accepted as a
'true' Christian.

K'aya K'ama,
Gerald/gary  Smith    gszion1    http://www
"No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free."  -
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.

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