Do you know that Christians are both fragrant and foul? Paul said in 2 Cor. 2:14-16 the Gospel we live and preach is the fragrance of life unto life to those who accept Christ, but to those who reject His Word, it is the stench of death. They do not want to be in our presence because we remind them of their sin and damnation.
They seek to silence the Message by silencing the messengers. They look for any cause to discredit us. This is why we must "speak the truth in love"! Knowing this Gospel is unto life or death, what manner of Christians should we be?