Preach, preach, preach ... blah, blah, blah.
Do you (by any chance) believe that a god will save you and reject others???
New day ... same old self-serving sermon!!!
At times it appears that you are answering a completely different post. First this is not preaching. It is not a sermon. It is apologetics. If someone was preaching you need to post to them.
You always have this radio playing in your head that claims that another poster is favoring self and saying others are are rejeced. Change the station. A little Motown would be nice.
Now why would I put more credence in John of the Cross than June of the Crossed Eyes?
In the first place, John was clearly influenced by the Bible. Scriptural images are common in both his poems and prosein total, there are 1,583 explicit and 115 implicit quotations from the Bible in his works
Both his poetry and his studies on the growth of the soul are considered the summit of mystical Spanish literature and one of the peaks of all Spanish literature
In Salamanca, where he studied theology and philosophy at the prestigious University there (at the time one of the four biggest in Europe, alongside Paris, Oxford and Bologna) and at the Colegio de San Andrés
St. John of the Cross is considered one of the foremost poets in the Spanish language. Although his complete poems add up to fewer than 2500 verses, two of them the Spiritual Canticle and the Dark Night of the Soul are widely considered masterpieces of Spanish poetry, both for their formal stylistic point of view and their rich symbolism and imagery