555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

331. Did an Angel Actually Come Down and Disturb the Pool at Bethesda?

It should be noted that the evangelist, in giving an account of the pool, does nothing more than to state the popular belief (probably a legend) as he found it, without vouching for it except so far as it explained the invalid's presence there. Jesus simply put aside as of no moment the alleged healing virtues of the pool, and aroused the man's faith in that power which alone could minister to his need.