"I bought an
older Catholic publication. It says they called God 'Jehovah'. Does that mean
the writer was a convert from the 'Jehovah's Witnesses'? Is this a term
Catholics should use?"
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"Jehovah" is actually
a known mistranslation for God's name (a transliteration error – the proper name
of God is Yahweh) that has been in wide use since before the Jehovah's Witnesses
were founded. I would not use this term – I'd steer clear from using an
erroneous term as His name especially considering that one of the
Ten Commandments is dedicated to God's name – but the term may still remain
in older literature. Use of the term in an older publication does not mean the
author was a convert.
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