Is Confession needed for salvation?

Is Confession needed for salvation? If so what is preventing me from asking God for forgiveness and receiving salvation without Confession?

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Recommended Reading:

] Confession* by the Early Church Fathers**
]Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest?
]The Forgiveness of Sins
] A Confession to Make
by Tim Staples

*] Is Confession in Scripture?

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