That's one of the major problems with Christianity. You have free will to choose but if you don't choose right, you go to hell.
Then if you DO choose "right" you are enslaved to the rules or suffer the consequences, so ... what is the point of offering free will in the first place?
No matter how you cut it, it's a Mafia type of choice ... an offer you CAN'T refuse without suffering for it.
Perhaps you don't believe Jesus?
Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.
THE JESUS OF RELIGION.......ANY RELIGION... IS NOT THE JESUS I KNOW!
I WAS SITTING IN MY CAR AT A MAJOR PENTECOSTAL RELIGION, STUDYING FOR A TEST. IT WAS IN THIS CAR THAT THE HOLY GHOST SPOKE TO ME AND SAID: "IM TAKING YOU OUT OF HERE!" BELIEVE ME, HE DID JUST THAT AND TO REMOVE ME FROM THERE WAS EASY TO BE REMOVE ALL THEIR DOCTRINATION FROM WITHIN ME WAS ANOTHER MATTER, FOR IT OFTEN BUCKLED BUT FINALLY THE LORD DELIVERED ME COMPLETELY.