I had been told that culture is a factor in divine revelations.
“Lord, why is culture so important?”
That’s like saying, why language? If I am going to communicate with people, they need a language. For the same reason, they need a culture.
“They need a culture, but why such a variety of cultures?”
There are many ways of realizing (actualizing) the human story. Culture enables lives of different (types of) significance (meaning).
“But why, in terms of Your story?”
I need to come to people in all their particularity, not to mankind-as-such. The Chinese is one way of being. The primitive is one way of being. I come to each in its own terms. Each enables Me to show a different side of Myself.
Do you think I could come to the ancient Jews in the same way I came to the seventh century Chinese? to Americans today? to you?