I want to tell you, Beloved, there is a greater distortion in the church about who God is than there is in the world. I meet so many Christians who think that God is angry, who think that God is fed up with them, who think that God is disillusioned with them or frustrated with them, who think that God is some kind of judge, or He is some kind of taskmaster, and they have a distorted image of who God really is or they think that they have to do something to earn His love, when Scripture says all along that salvation is a free gift, a gift of Christ to each one of us. It’s a gift. There is nothing you can do to earn it.
(from The Heart Of Prophecy)