A couple of questions for this thread: 1. When the scriptures refer to our calling on the NAME of Jesus (I Cor 1:2, Ro 10:13) what does it mean? Is it the same as calling on Jesus? When we tell someone to call on the name of Jesus for salvation, what are we telling him to do? One view is that this is basis of the Sinner's Prayer. But the Sinner's Prayer is not calling on the name of Jesus; it's calling on Jesus. 2. The other is the use of Jesus' name is at the end of our prayers. Jesus instructed us to ask for things in his name. We pray in Jesus' name. We minister in His name, we help the poor in His name. What does that mean? Could it be that we pray to God, and we in essence end our prayer by saying, God we're asking this because Jesus said we could? Or, God, Jesus said we could mention his name when we prayed to you. Release the hounds.