How to Be Closer to Jehovah God

If you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses or studying with the Witnesses it is likely you will want to be closer to Jehovah God. Those who are not Witnesses or studying with them may nonetheless be interested in this subject. This wikiHow will outline steps either group can take.


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    Determine if you are believer or non-believer.
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    For believers...
    • Approach him in prayer. Jehovah wants you to talk to him. Do not be afraid. Pray according to his will.
    • Read the Bible daily. Do what is right according to the Bible.
    • When you commit a sin. Ask him for forgiveness. He will look with mercy upon you. But, Jehovah will only forgive you if you forgive other people when they do wrong to you.
    • Love your fellow men.
    • Study the Bible and get to know God. Find out what his qualities are - there are many. The more you know God, the closer you are to him.
    • Consider him as a friend.
    • Follow his commandments.
    • Praise God!
    • Contact Jehovah's Witnesses. Check out, it is the official site of Jehovah's Witnesses.
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    For non-believers, learn about...
    • ancient competing views of God. Investigate the rise of monotheism in a world dominated by polytheism. Note the first commandment of Jehovah is: "You must not have any other gods against my face." (Exodus 20:13)
    • the Hebrew word for God (Elohim) and Jehovah (YHWH).
    • documentary hypothesis. See how different original sources were split, developed independently and were finally rejoined to form the initial portions of the Bible. For example Genesis 1:1 to 2:3 uses Elohim was joined to other material at Genesis 2:4 that used Jehovah.
    • decline of Jehovah. Note how superstition about pronouncing the name Jehovah would eventually lead to the removal of the name in copies of scripture. See how this impacted Christian writers who wrote in Koine Greek and never used the name Jehovah.
    • power of saying things in the name of God. Bible writers often spoke in the name of God. Likewise modern religious leaders often claim to speak in the name of God. Note how such adds power and authority to their spoken and written words.
    • Bible writer's love of Jehovah. For example the author of Deuteronomy wrote "For I shall declare the name of Jehovah. Do YOU attribute greatness to our God! The Rock, perfect is his activity. For all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness, with whom there is no injustice; Righteous and upright is he." (Deuteronomy 32:3, 4; NWT)
    • Bible writer's love for Jehovah compared to some of the shocking acts of Jehovah. The recorded acts of Jehovah moved Richard Dawkins, author of the God Delusion, to write: "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully."
    • why Psalms 14:1 says what it says. Many quote Psalms 14:1 to suggest atheism is senseless. The full verse says, "The senseless one has said in his heart: 'There is no Jehovah.' They have acted ruinously, they have acted detestably in [their] dealing. There is no one doing good." Clearly the focus is not on mere belief, but on acting badly and not doing good.


  • If you schedule time to read three pages per day the entire Bible can be read in about one year.
  • Commit to reading the Greek Septuagint that has been translated in your language. When Christian Bible writers quoted from the Hebrew Scriptures they quoted from the Greek translation we call the Septuagint.


  • Check everything you are learning with what is written in the Bible.
  • Maintain your critical faculties. Ask the question "Where did this information come from?"
  • If there is no evidence for any claims made, then ask why? Do not accept "revelation", "holy writings", which merely beg further questions.
  • Religious invitations to become closer to Jehovah God, can unfortunately form the basis for manipulation and control. Always be willing to ask: Is my desire to please God being manipulated to get me to do something? To behave in certain ways? To obey an injunction without question?

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