From the First Lon­don Bap­tist Con­fes­sion, 1646:

CoFThe 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.