Darkness vs. Light

The Quest for Spiritual Knowledge”, Liahona and Ensign, January 2007; “Oh, if I could teach you this one principle: a testimony is to be found in the bearing of it! Somewhere in your quest for spiritual knowledge, there is that ‘leap of faith,’ as the philosophers call it. It is the moment when you have gone to the edge of the light and stepped into the darkness to discover that the way is lighted ahead for just a footstep or two.” —Boyd K. Packer

1 John 1:5; “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

If we’re studying scripture and historical events from the Bible to gain further insight and learn about God why would it be considered a leap of faith into the darkness?  This statement is coming from a man who knows nothing about the true God of the Bible.