We live in a day of profound ethical dilemmas as we consider such issues as suicide, assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion, reproductive technology, and capital punishment. The view one 
holds regarding the value and dignity of human life will determine where he stands on all of these issues. It is imperative that we fully understand the biblical principles that establish an ethical framework that will enable us to have confidence that we are following God’s direction as we encounter these dilemmas. 

We bear a tremendous responsibility to make biblically informed choices under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. One day ‘we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.” (II Cor. 5:10) since we must all answer to God for the decisions we make concerning these life and death matters, we dare not act autonomously or base our decisions on what we think is right independently of God. (Isa. 55:8KJV, “’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ saith the Lord.”)