The Berean Archive is a public domain, excessively cited library of Christian evidence. It will focus on data showing God exists and that Christianity is true, as well as tackling competing claims.
Berea was a city in ancient Greece. In Acts chapter 17, the apostle Paul commended the Bereans for checking his citations of the Old Testament. Likewise this site aims to be particularly careful with facts and correct any errors in the face of new information.
Read more about the goals of this website.
In these early stages, articles are biased toward topics not covered in sufficient depth elsewhere online.
Organisms Appear Designed
Biologists and those in related fields usually agree organisms intuitively appear designed, even when they reject design in favor of evolution.
Abundant Functional DNA is Evidence of Design
Evidence suggests most mammal DNA is functional, and this is much more function than evolution can account for.
Junk Versus Functional DNA Predictions
Evolution proponents prediced most DNA in complex organisms would be junk, while intelligent design proponents predicted the opposite.
The C-Value Paradox
Because some organisms have much more DNA than others of similar complexity, it is often argued that most DNA in complex organisms must be junk, and thus they are not designed. This article argues otherwise.
HIV has evolved very little in terms of new functions, despite huge populations and strong natural selection. This suggests evolution is not a powerful, creative force.
Low-Effort Arguments in the Evolution Debate
An overview of simpler but commonly used arguments in evolution debates, often involving misuses of terminology or logical falacies.
Ancient Israel: Slavery, Servanthood, and Social Welfare
Hebrew uses the same word for "servant" and "slave" and even high-ranking officials were "slaves" to the king. Unlike other ancient cultures, Israel's strict regulations made it impossible to treat a servant/slave inhumanely.
Shroud of Turin: 1988 Carbon Dating
The Shroud of Turin is a linen burial cloth with the image and blood of a man having wounds matching the crucifixion of Christ, as if the imprint of his body was flash-burned into the shroud's fibers. However, carbon dating in 1988 puts the shroud in the middle ages, not the time of Christ. This article disproves that carbon date.