In my apologetical readings and especially when talking with Protestants, they always seem to say that it is only necessary for the forgiveness of sins is to personally confess them to God instead of to a priest in the sacrament of Reconciliation found in John 20. I do know that God can forgive our sins without Reconciliation if we have perfect repentance, but is there any scriptural basis for “perfect” repentance instead of just “imperfect” repentance ???
Would love to hear some answers so I can be more knowledgeable in my replies and give them proper understandings.