Can a theist believe in God's omniscience&omnipotence and in free will?
Unless we rephrase the question, it seems quite difficult to avoid a conundrum and in fact many thinkers have gone all the way until the result that an omniscient God must know in advance what is going to happen to each of us and that an omnipotent God must also want it to happen (else, He or She would have acted accordingly).
Now, one might suggest that God does not want things to go differently because He or She wants us to be free, and thus does not lead us to something, not even to what would be best for us. This explanation runs well (I have myself used it here) but leaves some questions open, for instance: it makes sense that God, like a loving parent, leaves us free to choose our partner, our job, etc., supporting us but not interfering with our choices.
However, which parent would not interfere when his toddler runs across the road among speeding cars? Similarly, does it make sense that God does not interfere with our most important choice (the one about God Him- or Herself), given what is at stake? After all, if we choose wrongly, we have lost forever our chance of happiness.
It seems that the only solution is to imagine that God's lack of interference with us must entail that what is at stake is not definitive. That He or She would always be ready to accept us back ---against the idea of an everlasting Hell.
What do the Cocoon's readers think? Any other solution?