I have heard many times from Christians that they are basically 'saved' due to their belief in a blood-sacrifice
enacted thousands of years back (torture, death and divine resurrection of Jesus). Apparently this is the main, overriding factor in their salvation - and no matter how many good works they do, no matter how kind they are to others, if they don't also believe in that 'miracle of christ's death and resurrection' they will end up getting eternally barbecued
, boiled & roasted in hell, with no hope ever of any respite.
As I see it, this belief engenders much fear in people (unreasonable of course, but then they don't know
that), and furthermore absolves them of the responsibility for their own actions, in the sense that instead of 'as I sow, so shall I reap'
(which sounds fair enough), they now believe, 'however I sow, so long as I believe in the miracle of christ's death & resurrection, I will be ok in the end'
. That's scary stuff. Just see how the Catholic Church has 'dealt' with the sex offenders in their ranks, and you will see one of the results of this faulty way of thinking.