Different forms of belief

There are many different forms of belief.

  • Immanent – This is the belief that God is nearby and we can feel His presence. This might help a religious believer as they feel God hears them and cares for them.
  • Transcendent – This is the belief that God is completely different to us and outside our world. This might help a religious believer when they pray because God is outside the situation and can provide that outside help.
  • Omnipotent – This is the belief that God is all-powerful. This might help a religious believer because it means God is more powerful than the difficult circumstances we face and God can rescue us.
  • Omniscient – This is the belief that God is all-knowing. This might help a religious believer because it means God knows more than we do and we have to trust Him to know what is right for us.
  • Omnipresent – This is the belief that God is everywhere. This might help a religious believer when they pray because they know God hears them wherever they might be.
  • Omnibenevolent – This is the belief that God is absolutely good. This might help a religious believer because they know that God is completely pure and nothing He does is ever bad or evil.
  • Knowable – This is the belief that although He is God, we can know Him. This can best be seen through prayer when humans can speak to God. For Christians, Jesus is the perfect example of how God is knowable because people spent time with God in human flesh.
  • Unknowable – This is the belief that because God is completely different to us we can never really know Him.
  • Monotheism – This is the belief in one God. For example, Christianity and Islam are monotheistic.
  • Polytheism – This is the belief that there are many gods.