Steps to Salvation
You must first acknowledge that you are a sinner.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God: (Romans 3:23).
“God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
Confess not to men, but to God.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10).
Believe in the finished work of Christ on the cross and in His resurrection.
“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).
“If thou shalt confess with they mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
You must see the awfulness of sin and then repent of it.
“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
“Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19).
Sorrow for sin is important, but we must want to be done with it once and for all.
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the Lord…for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).
Christ must be received personally into your heart by faith if the experience of the New Birth is to be yours.
“He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:11-12).