Do you ever read what I post carefully? ’ Consciousness ’ is not a thing it is a property of an intelligent being. Therefore ’ Consciousness ’ can’t be the cause of anything.
It is I who am conscious, it is God who is conscious. But I am conscious because of my intellect which is a property of my soul. But since we haven’t discussed ’ soul ’ here, I will just say that it is I who make decisions and I make them freely. That does not eliminate God as the First Efficient Cause. Further, it is in accord with his will that I be free.
And I did not cause myself, nor did my parents, all they did was pass on the material of which I am made. They did not make that material, they were not the efficient cause of that material. If anything, it was the forces of their combined human natures working deep within their bodies converting food stuffs into the stuff of which my embryo was made. And who made their nature? Ultimately, God was the efficient cause of their natures. And ultimately, since my embryo was a new nature, God is the ultimate cause of my nature. He, not my parents, was the ultimate cause of my nature, which can make free decisions. And that does no prejudice God’s effecient causality.
But more than this, my nature has existence. And neither my parents, nor myself is the cause of that act of existence. Only God can cause the actual existence of anything. So he is the immediate efficient cause of my existence. Likewise God is the immediate efficient cause of the existence of all that exists or that ever did exist. So God is the ultimate First Cause on the level of the material that went into my body, of the form which is my nature, and of the act of existence which made my nature have actual existence.
This means that your decision is based on uncaused first cause which is consciousness.
No. God willed that I make free decisions. He did however gave me a body and a form and caused them to exist. And again, he is not ’ consciousness, ’ he is the Eternal Intellect which was the First Cause of it all. And that Intellect is conscious, fully self aware of who he is.
The same rule applies to your God hence the essence of God is consciousness as us.
Neither we nor God is ’ consciousness. ’ We both are self aware, we are both conscious.
This is however problematic since it means that God is one of us since we both share the same essence which is consciousness.
No. God’s consciousness exists eternally and perfectly. Our consciousness is time bound, contingent, limited, and caused by God.
Hence God cannot be the first cause of everything.
As I have shown, he is the efficient first cause of everything.
Consciousness is very related since it is the first cause whether when it applies to us or God.
As I have shown, this is not true.