- Either you believe in God or you don't: On or Off.Jews did not believe. Romans 3:3The people in Jesus' own town did not believe. Matthew 13:58
- You believe two opposing things: you believe that God can, but also believe in something that counters that God can (an opposing belief - which can manifest as doubt).The dad believed but also believed He may not. Mark 9:24Abraham believed he'd have a son with Sarah, but also believed He may not (and thus took upon himself with Sarah to have a child with the maidservant). Romans 4:20
Sadly, thinking that we can have diminished belief leads to the phrase "I just need to believe more". Which is the worst kind of thinking we can get—as it only brings frustration, turmoil, and quit in our life. Leading to anger with God and confusion over Him. Which then we conclude that God only "does some things for some people, just not me in this instance". Grrr!