Let us just cut to the chase. I have read numerous threads on numerous 'Christian forums, all of which boil down to this: We are discussing the various rebellions of sinful man against the Will of God... and someone says, at the end of the day, "but it is God's Plan" There are a 1001 variants and nuances of this argument. But, at the end of the day, it all boils down to, the Israelites (say) rebel against YHWH in favor of Ba'al & Asherah worship (say) which leads to them being punished by God's Wrath in the form of Sargon II and Nebuchadrezzar.... but that is all according to God's Plan. So, once and for all, does mankind ever actually rebel against the Will of YHWH-Elohim? Does mankind ever actually do anything that YHWH-God doesn't wish/will/desire? Or, is every decision mankind makes always in strict accordance with God's (mysterious) plan?