A person who believes in the strict, literal interpretation of religious scripture typically downplays the role of human free will in God’s Plan. This is understandable and, perhaps, sometimes even a necessary part of their spiritual evolution.
“The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth”
It is, however, Free Will and the Love of God that Will allow us to ultimately choose the Path of Wisdom and Illumination. The Forgiveness brought forth from God thru the Christ that allows for all to be at•one with God.