After the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation, men were much freer to explore new ideas. Some began to question everything and believe in nothing. The British philosopher David Hume (1711–1776) argued that...
Many, both in the religious world and otherwise, have a gross misunderstanding of what constitutes faith. Contrary to scripture, many believe that faith is necessary to "fill in the gaps" in the absence of real, tangible evidence.
Most popular authors are prolific. They write and write. Many had several books on the market before they became well known. God didn't do that. If you go in a Books-A-Million and search a database for "books that God wrote," you'll only find one listing.