This is a continuation of a discussion that started on the thread
The conundrum that you are skipping over is that God is not just omniscient but also omnipotent. This is where logic just doesn't cut it in an argument about God. People tend to forget that logic, like all things, is created by God. Where God is the universal set of existence, logic is a subset within the universal set. A lot of people cannot accept this but I think that limits the power of God to confine Him to human logic. This goes back to the popular paradox that: can God create a boulder he couldn't lift? I would argue yes, if God wills that he would not lift the rock then he could not lift it though he has the ability. It is not that God is not logical but that is limited only by Himself as He wills.
Basically, as far as literalism goes, I believe both. I think that science shows us more about the universe God created, but also that there are parts of the bible that are literal in meaning.
The notion of Human will as well as Devine will are the main focus of the Fifth Ecumenical Council in the late seventh century, called the Third Council of Constantinople.
Immanuel Kant argues that without the notions of God and freedom, happiness and civilization cannot exist.
This really is beside the point though.
I am saying that the stimuli we each receive, by necessity of God's plan in that it isn't His "will that a sinner should die, saith the Lord God, and not that he should be converted from his ways, and live" (Ezeikiel 13,21). Dictates that we must be able to choose either to die in wickedness or turn from it and live.
So when God creates us he is doing so eternally, with no forethought because forethought requires a before for a being where before as a concept doesn't exist. There is no before for God because He simply is. This is where the argument starts to muddy because we truly cannot fathom the idea. We can think about it but once we pierce the layers of what it is? and go to how it works? we lose our thoughts. the best way I can phrase it is: God created us with free will to choose either to be with Him or against Him and knows each of our decisions eternally as we make them past, present, and future all at once for everyone involved on earth. That is the beauty of time. I've had it described to me that I should always live for God in each moment because that is the only time when I am truly connected to eternity, in the present because I am not in the past or the future, only in the present can we touch God in his eternity.