According to John 3:16, God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
This passage indicates that all which is required to be saved is to believe that Jesus is God's son who's sacrifice allows you to live an everlasting life.
Saved Through PrayerEdit
Most people mark the moment of their salvation as the time where they prayed a prayer accepting Jesus "into their heart." Which basically means they prayed for Jesus to wash away their sins and have a permanent presence in their lives.
Here is an example prayer:
I know that I'm a sinner. I know that none of my actions could get me to heaven on my own. My own power is insignificant to bridge the gap between sin and heaven. For that reason, I recognize your sacrifice of giving your son, Jesus Christ. I welcome your love, sacrifice, and guidance. I want Jesus to have presence in my life, and I'm eternally grateful for his sacrifice and resurrection. I believe that He was perfect, that his sacrifice was a payment for my own sin, and his blood will forever wash those sins away. Thank you for your forgiveness, and I will hereby follow in the footsteps of Jesus as his disciple. My life is now dedicated to improving myself and my relationship with You. Let my life be a witness to everyone I meet.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.
ABC's of SalvationEdit
One tool that people use in the process of teaching other's about salvation is the ABC's of Salvation. They stand for Admit, Believe, and Confess. They are mostly based off of Romans 10:9. If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Admit that you are a sinner.
Believe in the sacrifice of Jesus for your sins.
Confess that Jesus is Lord and you need him for salvation and to be cleansed of your sins.