Look! Put it to me simply. What do I need in order to be saved?

You need to be born again. Jesus said it tersely, "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again'" (John 3:7). Unless a person is born again, he will never see or enter the kingdom of God. The new birth is a marvelous, miraculous, supernatural work of God that takes place when a person repents of his/her sins and receives Jesus Christ by faith as Lord and Saviour. Your first birth was physical; the new birth is spiritual.