BROTHER MICAH ARMSTRONG-THE MOVIE

Movie/Documentary done by my friend fellow open air preacher brother Jesse Morrell. Includes live video footage on campuses with interview clips from my wife and I. Also includes clips of other open air preachers I was influenced by.

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December 2, 2013 · 2:06 am

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017- UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS- CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS- BY BROTHER MICAH ARMSTRONG

This was again another new state and campus for us. This is the third new state we have preached on this semester and the fourth new campus.

After a somewhat difficult time parking we quickly located the student union and the free speech area.

They had some tables and activities set up close to the union so I decided to start a little further back.

I had several hours of lively, interactive, fairly civil, preaching and discussion.

I had one angry homosexual young man who claimed he could read original bible languages who ended up kicking my wife’s cart near the end of the day heckling me early on.

Another wannabee tough guy who claimed to be from Chicago kept trying to impress me that he was tough because he was from Chicago heckled and made threats.

Another Indian looking man with longer hair, who smoked, cussed, admitted he was sexually immoral and seemed to be a Hindu when convenient heckled fairly constantly.

Other than that most of the listeners and crowd were fairly civil although angry, emotional and unreasonable most of the time.

Other times they would remain silent and allow me to preach on answering questions and arguments with scriptures and reason.

I was constantly insulted and called racist slurs for being white by mainly whites on this predominantly white campus but I mainly ignored it and focused upon preaching the bible and dealing with their sin.

After preaching for about an hour and forty five minutes I decided to try to calm down the crowd by sitting in a chair and moving into more of a discussion mode.

They were getting more and more rowdy and emotional and less and less reasonable.

This worked well to some degree although several times I had to move into rebuke mode as some of the students attempted to sidetrack the discussion and try to represent me as saying things I wasn’t saying or topics I did not bring up.

Towards the end of the discussion we focused upon the God of the Bible was not the god of Islam. I had muslims, Jewish, Hindu, professing Christians and heathens all in my discussion.

I put almost four hours in the meter but with around 40 minutes to go the angry homosexual male student decided to aggressively kick the cart my wife was holding onto.

She was also surrounded by around 10-20 students for most of the afternoon and was witnessing to them and answering their questions.

The angry male homosexual student rapidly left the scene as my wife let him know he could be reported and identified easily.

I was running my go pro all day and he had been heckling me for a good part of it.

One very respectful young man volunteered to walk with us and keep an eye out for us.

I didn’t think this was necessary but it was very much appreciated and a very nice gesture.

All in all we believed it was a very productive and fruitful day.

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PREACHING AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN- FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2017- ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN- BY MICAH ARMSTRONG

Since our preaching at Michigan State University in East Lansing earlier in the week was our first time preaching on a campus in the state of Michigan this of course was another first time campus for us.

After parking a good way off from the university and a long walk we located the Diag.

I was told by my friend and host Michael Venyah that the Diag usually has events going on.

I noticed they were setting up for some event and every section of grass was totally surrounded by tables and the grass was taped off.

That seemed to eliminate any attempt to preach on the grass.

I began preaching on the Diag trying to remain where I would not interfere with other events taking place who probably had permits.

A few minutes after beginning I spotted a female police officer walk right by me but she did not even look at me.

Shortly after this a black female walked up to me from the group setting up the event and told me I was not allowed to be in the area because they had it reserved.

She must have thought I had a big sign on my forehead that read “OKIE DOKE!”

She also told me my wife could not have the drag along cart in the area unless it was moving. She said anything in a cart or bag could not be on the ground but must keep moving.

I asked her if I could see her permit. I also pointed to all the book bags and cases full lying around the even area.

She told me she had a permit but did not need to show it to me and I had to move and move our little cart out of the area.

I respectfully told her she could call someone and if I needed to move then I would.

She told me they did not want to call someone but that I needed to move.

I respectfully told her the same thing and resumed preaching.

As soon as she left a white woman from her group came over and we went through the same thing.

I did not have “OKIE DOKE!” on my forehead even though they must have thought I did and I wasn’t moving just because they told me I had to.

I was never told to move again after that.

It was difficult to gather the attention of the students but I regularly preached and interacted with small groups of students.

I did not realize but the reason there were so many tables and the grass was taped off was because this was the big annual fall event “FESTIFALL”.

The area rapidly continued to fill up with people and groups occupying their display tables.

Due to all of this it was very noisy and more like a street event preach than a campus preach.

I was thankful for my witness jacket “REPENT OR PERISH-JESUS SAVES- FEAR GOD” advertising to all and drawing much attention.

I focused on preaching one liners combined with scriptures to the passersby and would have students stop for discussion from time to time.

I was interviewed by a nice woman who asked me why I chose to come and preach on “FESTIFALL”.

I told her I did not realize it was “FESTIFALL” but just came to preach on campus. I thought it was a very good interview.

Soon in addition to the noise of the crowds of people they began to play amplified music.

Soon after the music began we began to head out to walk the long distance through the crowds back to the vehicle so our meter would not expire.

I was able to calm down and connect with an older man who accused me of using FEAR tactics.

I calmed hiim down and explained to him from the scriptures the fear of the Lord (Matthew 10:28, Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 3:7, Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 14:27, Proverbs 16:6).

We were also stopped by several females who asked us if we were feminists.

I calmly dismantled all of their emotional objections with scripture and reason. At that point they told me they were not interested in having any more conversation with us.

I reminded them they were the ones who began the discussion before we headed out.

Walking through the city streets of this liberal college town a man living in a shelter asked us if we had a King James Bible and showed us a Jehovah Witness Bible he had but did not like reading because it was different.

We were glad to provide him with a large print New Testament and Psalms from a pastor friend of ours whose church gave us about 15 to give out.

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2017- MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY- EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN- BY BROTHER MICAH ARMSTRONG

Tuesday September 5, 2017- Michigan State University- East Lansing, Michigan:

As with Northern Kentucky University this was both the first time we had preached on this campus as well as the first time we have preached on a campus in this state during our 11 years of traveling preaching on campus.

We arrived with our very good, long time friends the Michael Venyah family around 11:40 AM and I began preaching around 11:45 AM.

It was fairly easy to gather a decent sized, attentive, civil, interactive crowd.

This far north of the Mason-Dixon many of the students are not familiar with the typical hypocritical, sin excusing, arguments you encounter in the Bible belt of the deep south.

A good number of the students seemed to claim to be catholic but didn’t really know anything about the Bible.

In fact their level of Bible knowledge was far worse than the extremely limited knowledge of the Bible belt baptist and calvinist hypocrites.

I believe I was able to preach and answer questions effectively the entire time but especially at one point when I dealt with the subject of “Why the Islamic Allah is not the God of the Bible”.

The students asked good questions and were quiet and attentive as I was able to preach and teach extensively on the subject of Jesus being both God the Son and the Son of God as well as the trinity.

My wife sister Elizabeth Armstrong preached and answered questions after I did and did an excellent job.

The Michael Venyah family and some brethren from the church held witness signs and witnessed on the sidelines.

After sister Elizabeth preached, brother Brent from the Venyah’s church “Soulwinners International” took over the crowd to preach and answer questions.

Although many of the students on this campus do not seem to be very familiar with the Bible for themselves the students seemed to be in general, reasonable, civil and intelligent.

I had an excellent discussion with two female students who approached me on the sidelines who seemed to be sincere believers.

After several hours it began to rain so we headed out.

It was a very productive and fruitful day of preaching and witnessing.

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THURSDAY AUGUST 31, 2017- OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY- COLUMBUS, OHIO- BY BROTHER MICAH ARMSTRONG

 

It was a slower day on this campus. We learned there was an away football game against Indiana University.

We also learned Tom Short had been preaching on campus during the week. I didn’t see him but he stopped by and spoke to my wife and gave us a copy of his new book. She said he was very friendly and happy to see us.

I appreciate Tom Short and believe his emphasis is complementary to ours and he probably reaches some people we do not.

It was difficult at first but soon I was able to gather a small, interactive group.

In addition to the away game and Tom Short on campus during the week, it was the last day before a big holiday weekend.

Some of the guys with Tom Short were in the group and asked me some doctrinal questions.

Both days this week at both campuses it seemed gender confusion was a big topic as this made up a big part of the end of the day discussions.

My wife was also surrounded by a group of students throughout our time here.

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GOOD DAY PREACHING AT NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY- HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY- TUESDAY AUGUST 29, 2017- BY BROTHER MICAH ARMSTRONG

This was our first time preaching on this campus and it was in fact our first time preaching on a Kentucky campus.

We have always passed over this state and preached in Ohio and Indiana. This may have been due to in the past we believed there were other preachers covering this campuses.

It was fairly easy gathering a good sized crowd and they remained civil.

I purposely tried to avoid the controversial political situations of late to avoid getting bogged down in that and the students becoming overly emotional and unreasonable. Personally I believe at this time it would be an unnecessary, unproductive distraction to the preaching.

I didn’t need it to gather a crowd, be controversial or gather the attention of the students.

I have no problem if others choose to do such.

After some time later in the day the crowd became smaller and I moved from preaching mode to discussion mode.

It began to rain and we moved with a group of students to underneath a building and continued the discussion for another hour or so.

I believe it was a very productive day as well as being an enjoyable day of preaching and witnessing.

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SALVATION IS CONDITIONAL UPON ABIDING IN CHRIST- BY BROTHER MICAH ARMSTRONG

The state of being saved is the state of being in Jesus Christ who Himself is the Savior from sin and sinning.

Matthew 1:21- AND SHE SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME JESUS: FOR HE SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.

The condition of being saved is always spoken of as being conditional, continuous and ongoing.

1 John 1:7- But IF we WALK IN THE LIGHT, AS HE IS IN THE LIGHT, WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP ONE WITH ANOTHER AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS SON CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN.

The condition of having the blood of Jesus Christ cleansing you from all your sin is based upon the condition that you walk in the light (truth, obedience) of God and to God.

This means when you cease to walk in the light, walk in the truth, walk in obedience to God, you cease to have fellowship with Him and as you cease to have fellowship with Him, His blood ceases to cleanse you from your sin at that point.

John 15:10- IF YE KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS, YE SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE, EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHER’S COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE.

The condition of you abiding in His love is based upon the condition you keep (obey, follow) His commandments.

When you cease to keep His commandments (obey, follow) then you cease to abide in His love.

John 10:27-28- MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME:

AND I WILL GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL LIFE; AND THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH, NEITHER SHALL ANY MAN PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY HAND.

The condition of having eternal life is based upon the condition of hearing His voice, knowing Him, obeying Him and following Him.

If those conditions are met then you shall never perish and no man (including yourself) shall pluck you out of His hand.

When you cease to hear, obey, know, and follow His voice, His commands, His Word, then at that point you have no biblical assurance of eternal life, of fellowship with Him, of abiding and remaining in Him, and of the cleansing of the blood for your sins.

John 17:3- AND THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW THEE THE ONLY TRUE GOD AND JESUS CHRIST, WHOM THOU HAST SENT.

Eternal life is not a gift separate from the person of Jesus Christ. He is the gift, He is the life (John 14:6, 1 John 5:12).

It is knowing Him intimately, being in contact with Him, being in communion with Him, being in fellowship with Him, being intertwined with Him.

Not just knowing about Him or memorizing a formula or doctrinal statement (although that is important and necessary to knowing Him).

1 John 2:3-4- HEREBY WE DO KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS

HE THAT SAITH, I KNOW HIM, AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS IS A LIAR, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM.

The Bible evidence and proof that a person knows Him and has eternal life is that they obey Him and keep His commandments.

At the point a person ceases to obey Him and keep His commandments, that person ceases to be intimate with and have fellowship with (know) the Lord Jesus Christ.

At that point they cease to have fellowship with Him, and therefore cease to have any biblical grounds to claim they have eternal life and the blood of Jesus Christ is presently cleansing them from their unrepentant sin and disobedience.

John 6:53-57- VERILY, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, EXCEPT YE EAT THE FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN, AND DRINK HIS BLOOD YE HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU.

WHOSO EATETH MY FLESH, AND DRINKETH MY BLOOD, HATH ETERNAL LIFE; AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.

FOR MY FLESH IS MEAT INDEED AND MY BLOOD IS DRINK INDEED.

HE THAT EATETH MY FLESH, AND DRINKETH MY BLOOD, DWELLETH IN ME, AND I IN HIM.

AS THE LIVING FATHER HATH SENT ME, AND I LIVE BY THE FATHER, SO HE THAT EATETH ME EVEN HE SHALL LIVE BY ME.

When Jesus speaks of eating His flesh and drinking His blood He is speaking of having fellowship and communion with Him.

He is speaking of feasting on the Word of God, on the Bible, on the Person of Jesus Christ, on the Holy Ghost, on prayer, and on doing the will of God (John 4:34).

This is the person who has eternal life abiding in them. This is the person who has Jesus Christ dwelling in them and dwells in the person of Jesus Christ.

1 John 3:5-6- AND YE KNOW THAT HE WAS MANIFESTED TO TAKE AWAY OUR SINS; AND IN HIM IS NO SIN.

WHOSOEVER ABIDETH IN HIM SINNETH NOT: WHOSOEVER SINNETH HATH NOT SEEN HIM NEITHER KNOWN HIM.

If you are in Christ then you cannot be in sin.

He is the light and in Him is no darkness (1 John 1:5-6).

If you are in sin then you cannot be in Christ.

To get into sin you must come out of Christ.

To get into Christ you must depart from your sin (2 Timothy 2:19).

This is conditional, ongoing and continuous.

There is no salvation without fellowship with Jesus Christ.

There is no fellowship with Jesus Christ while a person is walking in darkness, disobedience to God or sin.

There is no eternal life without fellowship and obedience to Jesus Christ.

He is the Savior of them that obey Him (Hebrews 5:9).

If you are sinning you are disobeying Him and have no biblical grounds to claim you are saved.

There is no cleansing from sin without obedience and fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

There is no salvation without the blood cleansing you from your sin (Hebrews 9:22, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19).

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SOME SCRIPTURES THAT REFUTE THE DUAL HERESIES OF MODALISM (ONENESS) AND ARIANISM (JESUS A CREATED BEING AND LESS THAN GOD)- BY BROTHER MICAH ARMSTRONG

Here are just a few verses of many that refute both twin heresies of modalism (oneness) and arianism (Jesus was created, less than the Father and not equal to the Father):

Hebrews 1:8- But unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Thy Kingdom.

Here we have God the Father speaking to God the Son and calling Him God.

John 5:23- That all men should honor the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him.

Here we have Jesus the Son claiming He should be honored in the same way as the Father is honored.

Phillipians 2:6-8- Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Here we see before Jesus came to earth in the form of a man He was with the Father, in the form of God, and equal to God.

John 5:17-18- But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.

John 1:1-2- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,

The same was in the beginning with God.

John 17:5- And now, O Father, glorify thou Me with Thine own self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.

He we see Jesus as God, with God, sharing the same glory as the Father, distinct from the Father, before the world was.

Hebrews 1:6- And again when He bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, He saith, and let all the angels of God worship Him.

Here we see the God the Father, bringing God the Son who had been with Him in the form of God before the world was, into the world, as a man and commanding Him to be worshiped.

1 John 5:7- For there are three that bear record in heaven, The Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

John 8:16-18- And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of Me.

Jesus speaks of the Father and Himself being two witnesses, being sent by the Father, being not alone, but being with the Father.

One God Three persons

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