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  • To make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information. - Dictionary.com Unabridged
  • To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand. - American Heritage Dictionary
  • The activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered. - WordNet

From the Wikipedia

  • Obfuscation is the concealment of meaning in communication, making it confusing and harder to interpret.

 

 
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Does God speak like this?

Human minds vary the minds of different education and thought receive different impressions of the same words and it is difficult for one mind to give to a different temperament education and habits of thought by language exactly the same idea as that which his clear and distinct in his own mind. (Manuscript 24, 1886, written in Europe in 1886)

 

 
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Geoff - Posted on Monday, December 3, 2007:

[Regarding Ellen White's statement:

Human minds vary the minds of different education and thought receive different impressions of the same words and it is difficult for one mind to give to a different temperament education and habits of thought by language exactly the same idea as that which his clear and distinct in his own mind. (Manuscript 24, 1886, written in Europe in 1886)]

"Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle and separated unto the Gospel of God, which He had promised before by His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, and was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead, by whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom ye also are the called of Jesus Christ."

It's not obfuscation, but it's one heck of an opening sentence to the Romans! I don't know how God speaks, but I know how EGW and Paul spoke, and I know God spoke through them.

 
 
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