The Bible is very clear on the subject of salvation. According to the Bible we cannot be saved by the things we do (Titus 3:5) but we are saved because of what Christ has done (Romans 5:6).
1. Realize you are a sinner. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
2. Realize the penilty of sin. “For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23 This speaks of a spiritual death which includes everlasting punishment and eternal seperation from God. (Revelations 20:14)
3. Realize Jesus paid your penality. “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
4. Realize you must pray and trust Christ to go to Heaven. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, Thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness: and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13