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“How precious also are
unto me, **
how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them,
they are more in number than the sand.”
- Psalms 139:17-18b
[INDENT]** CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH**
PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH
Article 2 - THE TRANSMISSION OF DIVINE REVELATION
Sacred Scripture is the speech of God as it is put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit.
Article 3 - SACRED :bible1: SCRIPTURE
In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it [FONT=“Arial Black”]not as human word, "but as what it really is, the Word of God."
the Father who is in heaven
comes lovingly to meet his children,
and talks with them._________[/FONT][/INDENT]
+The Lord has graced my life with many holy prayer cards . . . several of which are Our Lady of Lourdes cards . . . re the Shrine in France . . . where the holy healing waters there are a continuation of the sacred tradition of our . . . Wonderful God’s . . . Biblically revealed . . . holy healing through the waters of the Holy Pool at Bethesda. Lourdes is one of the world’s most beloved miraculous Catholic Shrines . . . visited by millions and millions of people . . . nestled in a valley in the southwestern part of the Hautes-Pyrenees . . .
The Holy Roman Catholic Church completely accepts the Holy Healing Pool of Bethesda as an actual real place based on the inerrancy of the Holy :bible1: Bible and it is accepted as a place where our Lord was present and accomplished one of His wonderful miracles.
Even as our Church has approved the apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes, France . . . the Healing Spirit of our Wonderful God is recognized as having been present in Bethesda’s pool through angelic :angel1: visits . . . thanks be to God . . . and many proven . . . extraordinary . . . miracles of healing have also occurred in the healing waters of Lourdes. This is only one of a multitude of . . . marvelous . . . holy places of miracles . . . recorded throughout the Old Testament . . . from Noah’s Ark . . . the plagues of Egypt . . . the parting of the Red Sea . . . Elijah being taken up bodily into heaven . . .* and on-and-on goes the record of the miraculous . . . *
. . . :bible1: . . .[INDENT]“Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market **a pool **which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.”
[INDENT]For an angel :angel1: went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When **Jesus **saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, ‘Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.’ And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.” - John 5:2-9[/INDENT][/INDENT]
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The Pool at Bethesda was a familiar locale among the Jews of Jerusalem. It was mentioned, for example, in Qumran’s Copper Scroll as the ‘place of poured out water.’ It was located near what are now the ruins of the basilica of Saint Anne to the north of the temple mount. The ‘pool’ was actually two pools surrounded by four porticoes, with a fifth portico situated between them.
[RIGHT]. . . all for Jesus+[/RIGHT]