On the other hand. . . . What seems wholly unfair and capricious is the idea that God would create a world and people it--then allow it to be corrupted, fallen--taken over by a powerful, hostile supernatural being and its demonic hordes . . . and then that He would allow "cause and effect" natural events to take their course so that some were born into slavery, poverty, mental and physical illness with a vast amount having lived and died without even hearing of the Gospel. . . . And that He would then leave it solely up to the same fallen, isolated, ignorant, evilly influenced "free will" of such pitiful creatures to determine on their own whether they should choose eternity in either Heaven or Hell. THAT would be a cruel God. That would be unfair--an almost (if not totally) impossible situation for the peoples of the world. . . .
It would be akin to this: Let's say you put a baby in a prison cell . . . raised him there where he was given drugs and taught nothing--not how to read or write, just giving food and water . . . and then at some point when he grew older you told him if he could write out the The Theory of Relativity he would be free to leave; if not, he must stay in the cell until death. Anyone putting that person in such a situation would have to be sadistic--utterly wicked. It certainly is not "fair" and does not show love. [There are those who argue that God loves His creatures SO much that He allows them to "choose" for themselves salvation or not. But they have simply not thought it through what this actually portends.]
That is about what it would be like to expect a fallen, corrupt, naturally God-hating person with little to no knowledge of the The Gospel . . . to somehow "choose" to believe and follow Jesus and be saved. And this does not even approach the fact of all those who were born and died and didn't even have the opportunity to know about Jesus, The Bible, The Gospel. . . .
No, it is only "fair" and "loving" if the One Who is PERFECT and knows all AND created all . . . be the one Who decides what is what and who is who. . . .