"Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies." [I Corinthians 8:1]Amen. BUT "You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free."
We know truth through prayer and living the christian life in general. Not necessarily through reading books(eventhough, I love reading books)
. I knew God was real through personal prayer and through personal life experience in struggling to survive in this world. And I knew this back in my protestant days.
Other people or people groups may live life with no struggle or pain, and once struggle or pain hits they fall away because they don't know how to deal with pain and suffering. But I had to deal with pain and suffering most of my life, and not just me, but my people in general.
If you can't cope with suffering and pain, then pray to God.......He will come to you! Eventually!
Just wait on him. For He may not come when you want him, but He's always on time. He is an on time God, oh yes He is!
Christ is Risen!