Simply by asking God to forgive our sins and believing that Jesus gave his life on the cross to pay our way to heaven, we are saved. The Bible shows us that we cannot earn our own salvation, but that Jesus paid the full price for our sins when He died on the cross in our place. Doing good deeds cannot get us into heaven because no one is good enough. The Bible says that "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." We have all made mistakes. Everyone has sinned. That's why we need a saviour.