In the book I was quoting in the other thread on faith I saw this; pg 479,480 • Doctrinal orthodoxy is not necessarily to be equated with saving faith. There are different types of “faith”—and most have nothing to do with saving faith at all. Not only tradition, but the Scriptures themselves describe more than one kind of “belief” or “faith”. Mark the following: 1. A doctrinal faith. A creed, confession, or system of doctrine can be termed a “faith” (Acts 14:2; 16:5; Gal. 1:23; 2 Tim. 4:7). But true, saving faith includes more than doctrinal orthodoxy—it includes a God–engendered trust and commitment (Acts 18:27; Eph. 2:8–10). 2. A merely intellectual faith. This is a “faith” that believes the facts, an intellectual assent to propositional truth or historical facts (Jn. 2:23–25; 1 Cor. 2:1–5; Jas. 2:19). While true, saving faith is intelligent and intellectual, it is necessarily accompanied by a God–given commitment 3. A theoretical faith. This is a “faith” that exists in principle only, but is denied in practice—it is not the controlling force or influence in the life and experience (Jn. 2:23–25; 12:42–43; Acts 26:27–28). 4.It is an unreserved, utter commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ—the response of the whole man to the whole Christ (Jn. 1:12–13; 3:161254; Acts 16:31; Rom. 1:17; 10:9–10; Eph. 2:8–10).A selective faith. This is a “faith” in Jesus as “savior,” but denying him as “Lord,” i.e., “accepting” his redemptive work without recognizing his person and sovereign rule over the entirety of life. This is a scriptural impossibility (Acts 2:36; Rom. 10:9–10, 2 Cor. 4:51251; Rom. 10:14–151252; 2 Cor. 5:14–171253). Salvation does not—cannot—come through “receiving”or “accepting” the “Christ” of one’s own imagination. 5. An emotional or irrational faith. This is a “faith” which derives from an existential or subjective religious experience which is divorced from the truth (1 Cor. 15:1–5). It may well have mere facts rather than the very person and work of Christ as its object. 6.A merely human faith. This is synonymous with mere human trust and is founded upon the faulty theology of man’s alleged “free–will” rather than on Scripture, upon the humanistic premise that “command implies ability” (Rom. 9:16; Eph. 2:8–10). 7. A faith of great claims or display. This is a “faith” which claims great or outstanding credentials or great works, but in reality is deceptive and self–promoting (Matt. 7:21–23). The only objective alignment for any faith is the inscripturated Word of God. 8. An evangelical or Gospel faith. • It has its proper object—not historical facts, but the Lord Jesus Christ in the fullness and context of his person and work. 5. 6. • •It possesses a distinct and objective character: it is God–engendered, intelligent, has its proper object, is expressed in total commitment, and issues forth in a converted life–style.• This is true, saving faith as expressly revealed and taught in Scripture. I have found this helpful in that it clarifies different words and kinds of faith...which part to you like best?