I frankly don't know how I feel about this question, so I'm throwing it out there for chewing on. Can the Sinner's Prayer be equated in any way with the Positive Confession Movement? The PCs hold that words have great power. It's called Name It and Claim It, Blab It and Grab It, or in kinder terms, You Shall Have What You Say. The PC Movement holds that "faith-filled words" actually obligate God to honor those words. So, that being the case, what is the difference when we tell someone to pray the Sinner's Prayer in order to receive salvation? We have encouraged them to say "faith-filled words," have we not. And we assure them that if they prayed in faith and "really, really meant" those words, God has saved them. Release the hounds!