Have you ever heard of someone (maybe you) was hurt, disappointed by leaders or the church. Why? It may be because Truth and character (behavior) didn’t match, the truth preached or taught didn’t align itself, not modeled by those who professed the truth.
Those that were on the receiving end of these actions, rather than separate disappointment or hurtful behavior from Truth, mix both into one big bag,
Truth was rejected along with those whose lives didn’t representative the Truth. This rejection by those who saw the divide, brought disappointment with all those associated, dismissing the Truth.
Some are so hurt they rejected the God of Truth, becoming agnostic or atheistic, hostile to God and his representatives.
To Summarize: Lack of (or bad) character can sabotage your efforts to present the truth.
Rejection of the truth and those who are its advocates results from character not aligning with the Truth.