One requires the use of Self for all actions to be taken.<quoted text>
I have read the Bible myself and can see that Jesus taught His followers to take up their crosses, deny themselves, and follow Him, who emptied Himself, took on the form of servant, humbled Himself to God and was obedient to the Father even unto death.
It's all about self sacrifice, that's what Love is.
Granted, regular examinations of conscience are needed along the way, so in that sense, it is good to know your Self so you can work to change the parts of Self that are not Christ-like. Right?
Try doing something without choosing?
I don't think you can.
So in essence, you cannot do anythign without the use of your mind [Self] to beginthe action to be taken.
"God" will not do this for you....unless you think "He" can?
If so, then this little test will show how that is not true.
Place a glass of water on a table. Place a chair at least 10-15 feet from the table.
Do not move until "God" forces you to move or "He" brings you the glass of water. You cannot move from the chair, otherwise you've completed the test - showing how you created and completed the action - of getting the water.
It has been said that, "man cannot live on bread alone...."
This is true - we need water....so "God" would help one who cannot help themselves, right?
Or is this a myth too?
See - I just ripped apart your total argument to show you that there is no "God" involved.
But the real test is - do you believe this to be the case?