"If you lack knowledge, go to school. If you lack wisdom, get on your knees! Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge." ~Vance Havner
If you've ever met with Mormon missionaries or even talked with a Mormon I'm sure that you've been told that you just need to pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true. An argument you will often see is them using James 1:5-7 which states...
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord."
- A fact that has been verified.
- Conformity to reality or actuality.
- Accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment.
- The trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight.
When this point is going nowhere they will often turn to "The Spirit told me the Book of Mormon is true, and that is good enough for me." Well there is a problem in that for the heart can't be trusted can it?
"The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?"
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will."
I pray this helps those who read this understand how Mormonisms methods for truth are not of God. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. May God bless you and keep you safe.