What the Bible Says...
We must hear the Word.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.”
We must believe.
“They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.'”
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
“Crispus, the synagogue ruler, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized.”