From the First London Baptist Confession, 1646:
The preaching of the gospel to the conversion of sinners, is absolutely free; no way requiring as absolutely necessary, any qualifications, preparations, or terrors of the law, or preceding ministry of the law, but only and alone the naked soul, a sinner and ungodly, to receive Christ crucified, dead and buried, and risen again; who is made a prince and a Savior for such sinners as through the gospel shall be brought to believe on Him.
Preparationism, the notion — among some Puritans, but existing to this day — that an unrepentant sinner needs to be beaten down by the law before hearing and receiving the gospel, is destructive. It can breed a lack of assurance by those who believe they were not chastened enough by the law or a false assurance in those who were made to feel guilty but who did not hear and believe.
The New Testament doesn’t preach the law. It preaches Christ and Him crucified.