My problem with GOD knowing everything that can be known before HE create anything is from
|2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.|
All HE had to do to keep hell empty so HE could fulfill HIS desire that no one perish was to not create those whom HE knew would never repent!!!
Not only that but Perfect Love could never create someone in HIS image knowing their inevitable end in hell when to save them from that all HE had to do was to NOT create them at all.
If HE was omniscient as currently defined, there can be no hell nor any reason to talk or warn of hell.
My current favourite suggestion to understand this conundrum is that when HE created everyone in HIS own image, HE created us all with a free will but HE did NOT create the results of any free will decisions
so HE never knew what we would choose, letting us to be the masters of our own fate. HE knows what HE has created but HE did not create the results of any true free will decison. Then, by our free will, some chose to reject HIS claims to be our creator GOD and put their faith instead in the idea HE was a false god and a liar, sinning the unforgivable sin in the Satanic fall. Others put their faith in HIM as their GOD and Saviour (if they should ever need it) and were chosen/elected to be HIS Bride though some later rebelled against the call for the judgment upon HIS eternal enemies, forcing the postponement of the judgement until these sinful elect could be redeemed and sanctified, Matt 13:28...So the servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up'
(ie bring the judgment upon them)? 29 ‘NO,’ He said, ‘if you pull the weeds now, you might uproot the wheat with them.'
The sinful but good seed must be sanctified before the judgement may be called.
Once the time of choice was fulfilled and everyone had chosen their eternal relationship with HIM, HE created the physical universe and the earth as the place where HIS sinful elect could be sanctified and end the postponement of the judgement, Matt 13.
Of course once HE created the earth as the place for HIS sinful elect to live with the tares, HE has certainly programmed every result of every decision for all mankind to bring the end to this prison world the best and fastest way possible. We are clearly told that sinners have no free will here on earth being enslaved to sin and our lives are predetermined...yet without free will ever then HE is responsible for our evil which I will never accept.
By our rebirth our free will is restored to us though we still must be trained in righteousness (Heb 12:5-11
) because of our memories of the pleasures and profits of sin.