If the message of the Gospel were that God is a great tyrant waiting to pounce upon us and to crush us, always keeping us down and stultifying our minds and our spirits and our souls, and forcing us to live a kind of hell all our lives, I would understand people rejecting it. But it is the exact opposite. It is not God putting up an impossible legal code and saying, “Keep that and I will forgive you, and if you do not I will damn you.” No; it is God saying, “Though you have failed and sinned against Me, My love is such that I am preparing this way of salvation for you” - the grace of God. What I find so amazing is, that is what unbelievers are rejecting.
— Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Irrationality of Unbelief