the alignment of the planets
I'm thinking no, because of
- If there were an iota less evil, God would be less glorified. He truly needs evil in order to be glorified to the maximum. This necessarily flows from the two premises:
- The only truly good actions done are done because God explicitly enables them, if not directly performs them (sometimes through people, sometimes directly).
- God maximizes his glory; displaying his glory is his highest value and if anything were to threaten it, including any desire he himself holds, that threat would be suitably quenched.
- Evil is the cost of creating humans in God's image. God makes truly free choices; the cost of giving another being the ability to make free choices is that sometimes, those choices will be evil. Arguably, angels had perfect knowledge and yet one-third rebelled. So will must be at least partly distinct from knowledge. God's glory would not be maximally displayed if he created beings without true freedom.