how do you know it's true?We have all sinned. It is the blood of Jesus that takes away our sins (1st Peter 1:18,19); not a prayer, self-righteousness, or a religious experience. Self-righteousness is a road to Hell (Romans 10:3-4; Mark 7:6-13). If you'll simply believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, because of the blood He shed for your sins, then you will be saved.
Thessalonians 1:8 Warns "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Salvation is of God, and we have nothing to do with meriting, maintaining, or keeping it. Our part is to believe on Christ, trusting in His finished work of redemption to pay for our sins with His precious blood.
Jesus clearly stated in John 14:6... "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
To be saved, you simply stop trying to work your way to Heaven; and you rest in the finished work of Christ.
Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day.
if you get saved they shove a basket in front of your face, what's up with that?