Irresistible Grace and Preservation of the Saints. One of the best ways to convince people is the evidence for the resurrection. But does it offer hope? Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
But it may be helpful to think through the importance of the resurrection. The blood of Christ was a causal means of His resurrection. And if they will be redeemed, then there is something salvagable about them.
Many historical figures have died in war, confrontation, activism, and witnessing. No one can do an exhaustive treatment of this great theme.
Nowadays, the new elite are the intellectual elite. To this we are witnesses. This is a great comfort to all who trust in Him. You need to forgive your spouse, your friend, your boss, your neighbor, and even your enemies. I believe that nearly all people intuitively know there is more to reality than mere matter reacting according to the laws of physics and chemistry.