Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
Every day I drive to work I make the same turn off the main highway onto Jefferson Chemical Rd. Coming home, I retrace the drive through that same turn from the other direction. If I have the radio set to an AM station, I get so much static at the turn that I can hardly hear what is being communicated. You see, at the Jefferson Chemical Rd turn-off, electric power lines overhead cross the highway to follow the road, and my AM radio becomes heavily affected by Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI). The electrical circuit is heavily disturbed by electro-magnetic induction from the electricity in the lines.
The other day I wondered about something as I passed beneath those power lines. Our brains and hearts generate electro-magnetic fields as well. As a matter of fact, our hearts and minds communicate with each other through an invisible force field much like a WIFI set-up, as well as directly through nerves in the neck. And the Bible teaches that the spirit of man awakens to God in our hearts “…for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness” (Romans 10:10).
Before you say, “Mark, you’re getting a little too literal here”, let’s consider a few things. First, it has only been in recent history that the heart was reduced to merely a blood pump. Before that it was long considered the seat of emotion and commitment. Secondly, modern science is finding out more and more interesting aspects about the operation of the heart.
The heart has, for example, much more electrical activity than the brain in the sense that it induces an electro-magnetic field thousands of times as strong as the electro-magnetic field from our brains. The medical profession today uses combined electrocardiograms (ECG) and magnetocardiograms (MCG) for diagnostic testing. All because of this “force-field” issuing from our hearts. And as people in love can attest to, there is something about being in the presence of another person’s “force-field” – a communication that occurs.
The Bible says we hear God and interact with Him, as well as with people and with our own heads (our thinking) very much through our hearts. The Bible says in Psalm 95:7-8, “To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart…”. And the Bible urges us to “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). There is indeed life-giving communication through our hearts.
The Bible made real the concept of a “broken heart” (as King David describes his in Psalm 69). The rationalists of recent history would say, “Aw, come on, we all know that grief is in the mind, as is all emotion, not the heart”. Yet the heart is being found more and more to be an organ which “feels”.
Known medically as tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, broken heart syndrome involves the heart muscle failing to pump effectively due to a highly emotional event responding to stress hormones – like those that come from severe grief. Modern X-ray techniques have allowed doctors to visualize what actually happens to the heart muscle during broken heart syndrome. The upper region of the left ventricle, the heart’s principal pumping chamber, contracts normally, but the apex or bottom part appears paralyzed. The tip of the ventricle actually balloons outward instead of contracting inwards. Patients can become extremely ill and even die … though given time, they generally experience a full recovery.
Truly the heart is tied to our emotions, as it would be if it were indeed the seat of our souls. Science is just beginning to understand this spiritual link, yet materialists will arrogantly dismiss it.
C.S. Lewis eloquently made the point in his essay The Abolition of Man – that you cannot remove the function of “the heart” from genuine discernment and truth. He wrote how university professors in his day acted smart by trying to debunk First Principles of truth – such as loyalty and faith and commitment, including Creation by God. He called them “men without chests” who were training others to be “men without chests”.
Indeed, the heart is the key organ of our being – which is why it is the first organ that begins to function in the development of babies in the womb.
So let me pose this question, based on the electro-magnetic interference in AM radio from electric power lines: What if there was interference through the unseen force-field of our hearts in communication with the Lord? What spiritual interference from the devil, or from a poorly tuned signal is causing us to miss what the Lord may be saying? Such interference could indeed turn that reception of the Lord into a bunch of static. And we would not understand the messaging.
So it is with many who are being deceived by evolution. At Creation Moments we proclaim the truth of the Bible, so that people can better tune in to His voice and hear the truth that sets us free! I pray that the Lord puts it on your heart to support our work by taking advantage of this month’s special offer. Not only will this book bless each member of your family, you will bless countless others by helping us continue broadcasting creation truth and the gospel all over the world!