If you have not read Stories Versus Truth, you may want to read that before reading this.
It is the proclamation of the Gospel, not argumentation, that transforms minds. See Give Them the Gospel.
How to Handle This Question
(The parts in quotes are just examples of what you might say or ask.)
It is best to ask them a few questions first and to listen to their answers. Be careful of your tone that you are not shutting down the conversation. "If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame." Proverbs 18:13
Let them know you understand. "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1
Relate to them. "A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle." Proverbs 18:19 "A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue." Proverbs 11:12
Tell them what God has shown to you
It is then good to ask an open followup question (not a "yes" or "no" question) to allow them to process what you have said.
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