D L Henderson
2 min readMay 3



May 3, 2023

1. tautology -

a phrase or expression in which the same thing is said twice in different words.

the saying of the same thing twice in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style

2. good -

to be desired or approved of

having the qualities required for a particular role.

possessing or displaying moral virtue.

giving pleasure; enjoyable or satisfying.



So, these are the working definitions we are discussing, according to Google's dictionary.

First, it is my experiential understanding by revelation of intellectual evaluation of the Bible that both words - "good" and "faith" - which are used in conjunction are not nouns; they are verbs, as in "Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works." - James 2:26, NLT, and "But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." - Galatians 5:22-23a, NLT. Those are what I consider to be working definitions, and I hope that eliminates any contentiousness over our definition of words and eliminates any hangups in our discussion.

So, starting there, I propose that God in the Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - exemplify good - good in all the definitions cited above.

Also, I would proffer that repeating things in the same way or in varying ways is a valid literal manner of emphasis and used for expansion of an idea to fully communicate that idea - not necessarily tautology with its negative connotation - " fault of style" - but as a valid literary technique called "analogy."

3. Analogous -

comparable in certain respects, typically in a way which makes clearer the nature of the things compared.



D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between