"Is it for want of mercy, goodness, grace or patience in God? Is it through any defect in the mediation of the Lord Christ? Is it for want of the mightiest encouragments and most infallible assurances that with God there is forgiveness [that people don't embrace the gospel]? Not at all; but merely on the account of their own obstinancy, stubbornness, and perverseness. They will not come unto this light, yea, they hate it, because their deeds are evil. They will not come to Christ, that they may have life. It is merely darkness, blindness, and love of sin that brings men to destruction."
-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130". The Works of John Owen, Volume VI. The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA. (1668) 2000. p.469.