"If God made us because He loved us, why did He make people whom He knew would choose to go to hell?"
It seems obvious by reading the Old Testament (and the New Testament), that God had differing ideas of things at different times.
But beyond that, God did not create the Universe to be Eden.
He tried that “all of Life is simple and good.”
Adam and Eve could not live in that simplistic existence.
At that point, God created Death (and pain in childbirth, etc.)
So then, God (at some point) created the After-Life.
At least by the time of Abraham, God had created a place for faithful Jews to go (as Jesus called it : Abraham’s Bosom).
A couple 1000 years later, Jesus came to earth, and created the Kingdom of Heaven (apparently a place that some people could live in after this Life is over).
Jesus announced this new place: “The Kingdom of Heaven is near.”
And Jesus explained how a person could “qualify” to get this new BONUS After-Life.
It seems that this new entity is mostly for followers of Jesus Christ, who have lived more spiritually than the Pharasies and the Scribes.
The way I see it, God created 1000 ways that people can become un-Spiritual.
Then, He sits back and watches as different people follow their paths of un-Spirituality.
God gives us some suggestions on how to live a Spiritual existence.
But this path is hard to follow, and impossible to follow completely.
Then, God decides that if some people follow the narrow Path, that there should be a reward given to them.
This would be : Spend your After-Life in a more Fun place … compared to the After-Life given to people who have chosen to NOT lead a Spiritual Life.
So, everyone gets his FREE Lifetime on earth.
The Bible speaks about getting your Goodies here on earth … then you have been “paid” … so the After-Life will be less-Fun.
That person (after dying) says, “Lord, Lord”
God responds : Leave here, I never knew you (i.e., you chose to get your reward on earth, and that’s that).
So, what’s wrong with God giving every person a good life … now or later?
I don’t see Hell as a punishment, but more of a 2nd-round equalizer.
So, even though God knows that many of his created beings will not go to Heaven, that does not mean that God does not Love all of those souls in Hell.
You seem to be suggesting that everybody should have everything wonderful in their lives forever.
This appears to NOT be the way that God has chosen to treat his creations.