Hi Tim, as I don't want to debate this all again please check out this link to see a good debate on this subject, some good thoughts on both sides.http://www.tentmaker.org/forum/index.php?topic=5102.0
That said, to give you a basic idea of what I believe I'll give a short answer to your questions
I think God created man and allowed man to be capable of evil.
I agree, it's called freewill
Did God plan, and allow for man to do evil? I would have to say: of course! Otherwise, God is not in control.
And I say no God did NOT plan for man to do evil, God planned against man doing evil, hence the commandment not to eat.
As to God being in control/His will being done, Jesus taught us to pray "thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven"
Did Jesus teach us to pray a redundant prayer? I don't believe so.
Gods wills that none shall perish, YET all through scripture we read of people perishing. Thus showing Gods will is not YET being done.
So when will Gods will be done?
When the kingdoms of this earth become the kingdoms of Christ. It is than that we will see that death is swallowed up in victory, and all His will, will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
And how does God not tempt? Well, He created the Devil. God made the Devil. So God is responsible for the Devil, but that doesn't mean He's committing the actions of the Devil.
Almost every Christian I know makes that statement Tim, but NOWHERE in scripture does it say God created the devil/satan.
So God Himself doesn't sin. But He did allow it to exist via man.
Tim if God created the devil after the fashion you believe He did, and set everything to play out as it has, using satan as a tool than when satan kills he is just the gun in the hands of God. So do you blame the gun for the murder or the one who used the gun?