1. YOU MUST KNOW THAT YOU ARE A SINNER. The Bible says, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). We are all sinners. No one has lived a perfect life.
2. YOU MUST KNOW THAT THERE IS A PRICE ON SIN AND THAT PRICE IS DEATH. "For the wages of sin (the payment) of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23a). This means that we must die and be separated from God forever in Hell.
3. YOU MUST KNOW THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOUR SINS. "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" (John 3:16). The Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who has never sinned, shed His blood and died in our place on the cross. He paid the price for all of our sins.
4. YOU MUST TRUST JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR. "Believe on (trust in) the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved..." (Acts 16:31a). Everlasting life in Heaven is a free gift. NO good works, church, baptism or reformation can save you. The way to be saved and have everlasting life in Heaven is to simply believe that Christ died for your sins, was buried and rose from the dead, and to trust in Him alone to get you to Heaven. Depend on Him for forgiveness and everlasting life.