Who Is Responsible?
The Bible is pretty clear that this is God’s idea:.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.Compare with other versions
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.Compare others
This is where religious folks will impose rules or conditions for you to be saved. You must follow certain rituals, you must clean yourself up to be “worthy” of salvation. That puts it back on you, but it is “not of works, lest any should boast”.