It has been easy for me to slip into the mentality that engagement in ethical issues is not necessarily the priority of the Christian individually or the Church as a whole. To be honest, as I consider the past eight years of my Christian life, I can say that most of the time that I have spent in seriously pondering the truth of Christianity and its application, I have narrowed in primarily on issues that relate directly to me. To my shame, I admit that I have engaged in little, if any, significant ethical reflection in regards to how I am called, as a Christian, to think and interact Biblically on moral issues in society. It is only recently that I have found a growing conviction concerning the wickedness of abortion arising in my soul and the subsequent compulsion to engage this issue more purposefully.
On the sixth day of creation, God created man. Genesis chapter two gives us a detailed account of that creation. Out of the ground God created the male and named him Adam. After he was created, this man exercised dominion over the created order by naming the animals over which he had been set in charge. Soon, however, Adam came to realize that none of these animals would be an apt companion for him; so out of Adam God created a woman, Eve. Together, these two would form a family, where, according to their natures, the man and woman would fulfill their respective roles: the husband would be the leader, protector and provider of his family while the woman would be a helper to her husband and would be the one to bring forth and nurture new life.