Principle Number 1. YOU need to be saved
Salvation means being saved from eternity in Hell - the absence of God. It means being secure in the Kingdom of God, in Heaven, for all eternity. There is no other way or means of being saved except by and though the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Believing in Him and following Him is the ONLY way. Read that carefully: He is the ONLY way, He is not a way, or some way...He is the ONLY way.
Except that a man be born again,
he cannot see the Kingdom of God.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
There is not a just man upon the earth,
that does good and worked no sin.
We are all as an unclean thing and all our righteousness
is as a filthy rag.
The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately wicked: who can know it?
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way.
You cannot save yourself.
No other sinner can save you with their claim of power.
We need a holy Savior, free from sin.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is that Savior.
We must accept His gift of salvation.
There is no other way to get to Heaven or to have your sins forgiven except through Christ Jesus.