Traditional Christianity teaches that God not only made mankind in his own image, but that God gave mankind the ability
to choose to love and trust God or to not love and trust God. The only way for God to make a creature that could truly love
him was to make a creature that had a choice to love him. Overall, with a all wise and powerful God that would have foreseen
the sins of mankind, God saw best to make man with choice not so that man would choose sin and death but so man would choose
trust in him and life.
Traditional Christianity would teach that God made man for his own joy, and such teaching would show that man was not made
for the sake of sin but for the sake of godliness. Mankind thus took what God had given for godliness and used such a gift
for wickedness. Now, Christianity still teaches that mankind still has the choice of excepting God by excepting Jesus Christ
or denying God by denying Jesus Christ.