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Now you are just

playing word games. He did what He set out to do, and giving men free will, they had the reaction they had. My point, which you seem to be avoiding, is that according to the Bible God did do His own writing, and it seems to not matter that much whether He is saying something directly or He reveals something to a prophet who tells people. The variable is the heart of the listener, not the nuances of the delivery.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)