~Religion is not like going to the grocery store and picking and choosing what you want. Many people claim all the Gods of all the religions are the same God. How do they know? Have they read all those religions’ holy books? Religion is not just about being nice; philosophies do that. Religion is about our relationship with God ~ whoever God is. Our life on earth is just a drop of water in the vast ocean compared with our afterlife with God in a perfect world. Which religion accomplishes that? Go to the library and check out a book of Buddhist writings, a book of Hindu writings, a book of Muslim writings, the Bible, etc. Or read them on the internet. Look past all the parts talking about being nice (all religions say that) and get into the nitty-gritty. See if you can find anything in them that could not have been known at the time of its writing ~ facts about nature, history, science, astronomy, the future.  That would prove it is of divine origin. 

~If someone one states, “There is no such thing as truth,” they expect you to accept it as truth. Does that make sense? How long have you been searching for truth? How long are you willing to continue searching? It’s hard, isn’t it? If there is an afterlife, how badly do you want to know how to prepare for it? [While on earth, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, the life” (John 14:6).]

~Sometimes we decide to help a younger person do something. But we do not do it right away, partly so we can see how badly they want it, and partly so they can develop some stick-to-it-ness. Relate this to how God helps you.