End of the Harvest is an excellent story about a college philosophy meeting held on campus by a group of atheists students so to debate the existence of GOD with a group of Christian students. What transpires next is a series of challenges in an attempt to discredit the existence of GOD and weaken the very faith of the Christians who accept to atheist’s challenge in order to defend their faith in the Word of GOD.
The story being told in “The End of the Harvest” follows three believers in Christ on a college campus as they attempt to defend their faith in GOD and the Word of GOD, amongst a den of wolves seeking to devour and destroy their faith in GOD. The three brothers in Christ are in very different places in their maturing faith, but Matt (David A. R. White) soon proves to be the most prepared of the three to debate the philosophy students.
Matt is the most prepared and mature in the security of his professed faith in Jesus Christ, but he is also the most reluctant of the three to accept the philosophy club’s most recent topic challenge “The End of the World”. Based on a research paper discovered in the school’s library that had been written more than fifty years ago supposing to predict the time of the end of the world; Matt’s friend Scott (Brad Heller) eager to put the atheist group leading the philosophy club in their place soon purposes the topic of the next club meeting “The End of the World”. The philosophy club leader Derek (Lance Zitron) accepts Scott’s challenge and sets a date for the debate.
In the days, leading up to the debate with the philosophy club; doubts begin to creep into Scott’s mind about whether he is prepared enough to go through with what he has started. Overcome with doubt, Scott attends a college party and gets drunk while he was there. Now facing the potential of being called a hypocrite by some of the students belonging to the philosophy club who were also in attendance at the same party; Scott visits his friends Matt and Jess (Kevin Downes) to let them know that he has decided to drop out of the upcoming debate with the philosophy club students.
Jess is a good friend of Matt and he is also a born-again Christian with doubts of his own regarding his preparedness of participating in the upcoming debate; turns to Matt to go to the philosophy club meeting to announce of Scott’s withdrawal. While there, Matt is soon challenged by the club’s leader Derek to take Scott’s place in the debate. Matt’s first reaction was to say he wasn’t interested, but that answer fell on deaf ears, and so with Matt backed against the proverbial wall…he stayed and defended his faith.
The questions washed to shore like a hurricane by a mostly atheist club membership, but with the confidence of a Captain Ahab; Matt stood his ground, and then turned the tables with a line questioning that proved the power of truth can still shut the mouths of lions and tame the wild beasts.
End of the Harvest is a powerful movie about faith and the decent that those having faith in Jesus Christ are facing in some small and sometimes large way everyday they continue live their lives in this present fallen world. The battle of good verses evil; faith and doubt, and belief and unbelief face-off in the battle of wits, logic and truth in the middle of a philosophy club debate.
The challenge is real…the debate is compelling…the end is awesome.
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