Letter From Hollywood Subject Your Special Invitation
by Carlton Pruitt
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Here's a letter I wrote to a man who as I recall spoke forth the words which were sound in doctrine. I wished to receive his religious newsletter/communication by email or snail mail.
Friday, September 15, 2000 2:38 PM
Dear Walter Pigg,
Please put me on your list.
I just came across a web site with your articles. They seem to be of the essence of that precious faith and essential doctrine of Christ, i.e. the faith once delivered to the saints and which we are commanded to contend for in Jude. There is a vast number of false teachers, and so called prophets who are speaking smooth words to deceive many souls and if possible even the very elect. Now more than ever we must stop the mouth of these heretics lest they do more and more damage to the body of Christ. I've never seen such ignorance among professing Christians. Our bookstores are carrying every conceivable type of material designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator. If you say you are a Christian that is all that is required it seems to be counted worthy of a hearing.
I've never met you brother but I did meet brother Iain Murray once at a Pastor's conference for the Associated Reformed Baptist Churches of America. I think this is the proper name. What church are you affiliated with? I consider myself an evangelical Christian with a bent toward the Reformed/Calvinist faith and attend a PCA church.
I'm currently in the process of compiling some of my songs, poems,notes/thoughts and sermons and would like to send you some since you are theologically sound and an editor of reputation. I don't want to promote false or Biblically unsound material so I would appreciate any comments or suggestions to make my material more in conformance with truth.
NOTE: My material wasn't written out first but as I meditated on a passage of scripture or thought deeply about an idea or subject I prayed and let God lead me in speaking my thoughts into a recorder and later put them on note paper. Now I'm sending them
to a select list of pastors and Christian layman for their perusal.
This is a unique approach I must confess but it has allowed me to put out a greater volume of material in a conversational tone which has proved to be a blessing to many people.
I'm told George Whitefield use to preach extemporaneously without notes on occasion. He could just break loose in a sermon and wax eloquently. This was always good practice while I was in college on the speech team. We were given one word abstracts and required to give a 5 minute speech with only a one minute prep time. You had to speak off the top of your head or impromptu with a beginning, middle and end to your speech. Quite a challenge but fun. It was just a matter of technique and having something logical and interesting to say.
I competed against other college students and did quite well considering my lack of public speaking training experience.
Tell me what you think of my approach and/or the material. I try to be Christo-centric and as accurate as possible but since I'm a man subject to the affects of sin and the fall my understanding and memory are not perfect. Still we are to speak those things which become "sound doctrine." Titus 2:1
I'll send you a select group of back issues to let you taste the flavor of one or two of these potato chips. If you like them then I'll send you the whole bag. Fair enough?
In God's Abounding grace,
Carlton Pruitt ministers the gospel to the Los Angeles area. Formerly a Hollywood actor (SAG member)and junk removal expert he now spends most of his time studying the scriptures, writing articles, hymns and poems and doing street preaching.
See his videos on http://www.youtube.com Type LAStreetPreacher in the search bar. CONTACT at Carlton2061@gmail.
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