Yeah, this is what I was thought as well. Until I began asking for some proof. As a child I actually lived in fear sometimes because of this system. I was told jesus had died for my sins, so I didn't have to suffer for them, but still the notion of hell existed. There were times I was absolutely terrified because I had no clue what was a sin and what wasn't. These actually seem to change over time, though. A long time ago eating meat on a Friday was a sin.
Do you personally believe in a hell, as a literal place?
And I know it's called a 'belief', because you have to believe it, even if there are no facts.
But what is the use of christianity or any other belief system? What are the benefits of 'having a relationship' with god? Is it just so you can go to heaven?
I am pretty certain you don't need god, christianity or any religion to understand sin and to know the difference between right and wrong.
Would a person who has lived his life only doing good and helping others still go to 'hell' if he chose not to believe in any religion?