Ultimately, "the psychopath must have what he wants, no matter what the cost to those in his way."
Scenario A - Just before execution, the person cries out "Look, this is all a mistake, Jesus wasn't really real, we just thought we could make a quick buck out of this. I recant my statement and from henceforward will follow the status quo.
Scenario B - I go to my death knowing that my Lord Jesus is with me and has prepared a place for me in heaven. I shall pray for you before I die.
It should be obvious to anyone reading that the more likely scenario to play out would be scenario A. IF they were lying. If they were NOT lying, then scenario B begins to look more realistic.