John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:36 He who believes in the Son has everylasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on Him.
Habukkuk 2:4ff ...the just shall live by his faith.
I believe that we need to believe in Him and have faith in Him. Now, in order to have faith in Hin, we have to trust Him. It is his way or the highway. Many people use what is called the 'Sinner's Prayer' to save people, but none of the above verses nor the Bible agree with that. We need to trust the Lord to save us. Now, the first verse says that we need to believe in Him, but look at the second verse. We need to believe the Son in order to have eternal life. That means that we need to believe everything that He said. Look in John. It said, 'God is the Word'. The Holy Spirit wrote it. Everything in the Bible is true. We have to accept and believe that. If you don't, then you are in a lot of trouble, so we have to believe everything that the Lord said, even the stuff that we may not like. The Lord is in charge and He is our ticket home. It is our actions that matter. He will examine our the motives at the time.