On the Intuitive Judgment
Who believes in God reads the Bible, and participates in the way of life in the Christian church may gradually develop an “intelligent ability to synthesize judgment”. Many times the importance of this intuitive ability in the overall sense outweighs all thought analysis and all knowledge building. In this sense, the high or low level of a person’s “intelligent ability to comprehensively judge” determines the high or low quality of a person’s life. In general, this intuitive ability is only manifested as a way of life, which seems to have no obvious influence on a person’s behavior, but at some important critical moments, it is this intuitive judgment that can save people from death. The edge is pulled back so that one does not head towards total destruction.
We can find relevant cases in our lives. For example, regarding the election proposition of President Trump, in fact, the probability of his election is very low, because he has no party resources and no political influence, but he has an important mark, which is his discourse system from the gospel of Christ. What I’m trying to say is that when people don’t know this guy at all, but just watch one of Trump’s speeches and hear him always emphasize the power of the gospel, a large number of Christians in the United States can rely on “the intuitive ability to synthesize judgment” ”, simply judging that Trump is a person who is trustworthy, so he voted for Trump instead of Hillary.
Intuitive judgment from the Christian faith is so important, so based on the fact that Trump was elected president, we can expand this proposition to form our series of thoughts. From history to reality, from politics to ideas, from ideas to art.
People who are familiar with history, if they have the gospel as the basis of their concepts, will find that when Reagan was running in the 1980s, it was also a large number of Christians with intuitive judgment in the United States who sent Reagan to the presidency. In fact, Reagan at that time was not very good among his many campaign opponents. He was just a second-rate actor and had no obvious political characteristics at all.
The most effective example is Churchill during World War II. Churchill himself did not have the will to become a prominent statesman, and in fact, the public did not know him. After being appointed in danger, Churchill’s views and styles belonged to the “Joshua temperament” in the biblical tradition, being strong and courageous, not afraid, taking the initiative, fighting bravely, obeying God’s commands, and speaking with strength. Churchill’s aggressive and enterprising spirit constituted a great contrast to the appeasement policy that prevailed among the British aristocracy at that time. When almost all politicians wanted to sign a peace agreement with Hitler, only Churchill insisted on taking the initiative to fight fascism. With an intuition derived from faith, he firmly believed that the murderous Hitler could not put down his butcher’s knife in front of the British and that the English Channel was a natural barrier given by God to the British.
An interesting story is that Churchill was human after all. When he was determined to fight Hitler to the death, in fact, he was also full of doubts about the combat effectiveness of the British army, so he was eager to get the full support of the Americans at this time. At this time, the United States was still on the sidelines. At that time, a large part of the American public sentiment was not against Hitler, but in support of Hitler. The famous auto giant Ford was one of Hitler’s anti-Semitism sponsors. US President Roosevelt was also hesitant about whether to support Britain. He sent special envoy Donovan to inspect the UK to see if the British people’s sentiments were capable of fighting. The one-month investigation passed quickly. On the way to send the envoy back to the United States, Churchill expressed his hesitation, hoping that the envoy could persuade President Roosevelt to give Britain support. At this time, the special envoy said a famous biblical saying: “Wherever you go, I will also go; where you stay, I will stay there. Your kingdom is my kingdom, and your God is my God.” Churchill heard that and burst into tears. What I’m trying to say is that it was this intuitive judgment, drawn from the biblical tradition, that brought WWII-era Britain and America together against Hitler’s violence.