I am believer in God, Jesus his son, and the holy spirit within me. First I am guilty of not remembering my scriptures as I should. I am entertaining LDS missionaries but nagging fear of the "proof" like the actual transcription of actual plates or mention of Joseph Smith other than "sheep of another fold", etc. in my KJV. LDS appear to pull out pieces of seemingly obscure KJV scriptures to connect how they(LDS) derive from same New /Old testaments as KJV. Don't get me wrong...I feel a spiritual pull towards LDS but is this nagging fear actually the holy spirit suggesting I should proceed with caution?
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I think the more general version of your question is good for this site and can be answered objectively. If I understand correctly, it's: "How do the LDS reconcile positive spiritual confirmation with lack of strong scriptural confirmation?"
Latter-day Saints believe in revelation. Revelation comes through the Holy Ghost as one seeks it and as the Lord wills it.
Latter-day Saints also believe in scriptures. The scriptures are general and apply to everyone who reads them. While the scriptures are true, there is more value in scriptures than merely making scholarly or factual connections to "prove" or discover something. More importantly, reading the scriptures invites revelation through the Holy Ghost for you at your place in life. Scriptures aren't designed to prove things. They're designed to bring the Spirit.
I think sometimes it's easy for LDS missionaries to get caught up in showing how one scripture passage validates another. That's not wrong, but the core of testimony comes through the Holy Ghost and following spiritual promptings. No one can be coerced to believe LDS doctrine.