God has chosen some people to go to Heaven and other people to go to Hell. This choice is not based on any qualities of the person being elected. This selection is not based on God’s foreknowledge of who will “get saved” in the future. God has elected some for glory and others for damnation. This election is based solely upon the counsel of His own will. His selection of the elect was done long before the universe was ever created. (according to biblehelp.org)
It was God’s plan from before the universe was created to include mankind in the fellowship of the Father, Son, and Spirit. He predestined that in Christ man would be brought into fellowship and communion with God, chosen for adoption into His family. This is His desire for all mankind without selectivity or exclusion. Inclusion is not conditioned on merit but is simply the result of His extravagant love.
The verses that have been interpreted to limit God’s desire for salvation to a select few in my opinion actually speak of God’s eternal purpose of relationship with mankind. We covered some of this in my previous post, The OPT-OUT Theory.
The idea of God creating some people for the purpose of damnation tends to go against the grain of what most people sense to be true of a loving Creator.