I disagree that God will violate people’s free will to save them. That’s just not His style. Regarding unconverted Jews, for example, we read,
25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,
26 and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written:
“The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”
“Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.
[Mourning for the One They Pierced ] “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
I don’t see God coercing anyone here, or violating anyone’s free will. But He will succeed in leading ALL people to repentance, sooner or later, by His lovingkindness.
In this terrible but necessary classroom, people graduate only after thoroughly learning the lesson that God is trustworthy. Good and evil are now being allowed to grow up together to a great harvest. These are all object lessons to help us learn: we need God; His ways are always just and right; He is always faithful, loving, and good; we should not put our confidence in ourselves, but only in Him alone.
It will take as long as the most stubborn of us takes to finally learn, and surrender. But God does not send evil, only good. The devil sends evil–legalistic consequences for our sins–not God. God is merciful, so that we don’t have to harvest evil—if we choose remain in Him. God is only gracious and loving: He is not also legalistic and mean. (Because, despite what religion says–or even in several places, what Scripture, read by the letter, itself says–God is not bipolar, he is unipolar.)
God does not use evil or coercion to encourage us change our minds, but kindness:
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
Hell is a P.O.W. camp for those who die as prisoners of “the god of this world”—the fallen archangel Lucifer. But the subsequent lake of fire (originally prepared for the devil and his angels) is a remedial place of liberation, in the undiluted presence of God and His kindness. His wise fire there will burn off every cord of bondage so that those blinded by deception can finally see their God for who He really is–and then come out and join the party!