Why was man placed on the earth?

by James Herschel Lyda

Man was placed upon this earth and given the choice of serving Jehovah or rejecting him. Man was given the free choice, which resulted in choosing life or death. Man did not have a choice of being created so this was amended by giving him the choice of existing (life) or of not existing (death, which is explained in the next question). Man was given the whole earth and every living creature to be his dominion.

Man had a duty to look after all his dominion and to serve Jehovah only and not serve other gods. Whether pagan deities or lusts of the world, we are not to even consider them.