All Christian beliefs and practices are based on faith in God.<quoted text>
Keep in mind, that in many Christian traditions, one can still do an end run around people and receive repentance from one's sinful ways directly from God. The whole enterprise of being "saved".
Jesus took away the veil between that was in the OT between God and man. where in the OT only the high priest was allowed to enter the Holy tabernacle to make atonement for sins.
Christian go directly to God in all their beliefs and practices.