After asking a couple of questions, I realized I was receiving answers more rapidly than I could articulate the questions. This is how I know, personally, that He knows our very thoughts, every one of them. I asked a couple of personal questions and rec'd answers by the burning of the bosom which we know to be the Holy Ghost. I, then, asked if the Book of Mormon was the word of God. I, immediately, began to notice what seemed like liquid fire originating from the center of my chest which was building rapidly, covering the entire area of my chest. Excitedly, I raced on asking if the Church was true, expecting the affirmative. Immediately, the Holy Spirit, entirely, withdrew from me. I was baffled but continued. I asked if the prophets were true prophets. The Spirit remained withdrawn from me. Baffled even more, yet undaunted, I continued to ask other personal questions for which, in many instances, I rec'd the burning of the bosom, yet again.
Reflecting upon this, I was, yet, baffled by the answer I had received as to the truthfulness of the Church so I asked that question, once more. Again, the Holy Spirit withdrew entirely from me, immediately and completely, as before. I asked once again, also, if the prophets were true prophets. The Holy Spirit remained withdrawn from my soul. For weeks and months, even years, I have puzzled over this knowledge but I knew my allegiance must remain with that sacred book.