His SELF self. Define "free" because by that it seems that you mean the ability to make decisions without reasons for having made them. If that is the case then you have people making unreasonable decisions. That would be like saying, "You limit God when you say God could not create an eternal or an almighty being based on mystery as to HOW he could do it." New theory. The Spaghetti Monster makes us choose what we choose. That's every bit as good as NOTHING is the reason we choose what we choose. For the umpteenth time, it is NOT the same thing because God is not us. Comparing the mystery involved in the eternal, almighty, everywhere present, all-knowing God to the mystery within a human being is terrible equivocation. Because it is NOT a violation of his holiness and it is clearly revealed in Scripture. God's independency is one of his incommunicable attributes. God can no more make a man with the ability to make things out of nothing than God can make a man who is eternal, almighty and exhaustively sovereign. It is NOT a mystery how men make decisions. You SAYING there is this mysterious aspect does not mean that it is a valid assertion. It is no more valid than saying the Flying Spaghettie monster makes people make decisions. We know, and you admit, that there are a myriad of influential factors outside of the will that move the will. Why assume there is anything else besides those factors? There is no reason. You just make it up because you don't like to think of a God who is in complete control of everything (or at least you are following somebody who made it up).