Scripture teaches that God is transcendent, and yet immanent. He is far above above creation, yet intimately involved in it, Acts 17:25,28; Eph 4:6; Col 1:17; Heb 1:3.
False views include:
- materialism, which denies the existence of God altogether;
- pantheism, which teaches that the whole universe is God, or an emanation from God;
- dualism, which holds that God and the material universe have existed eternally side by side, locked in eternal conflict, with no guarantee that good will triumph;
- deism, according to which God created the universe and then left it to run on its own.