Jesus told the Christians to confess their sins to each other (and not that they should confess to priest/minister) and so, after a person has become a Christian (after they have baptised) they write their confessions. The confession tell the story of the writer: typically, from the age of awareness to the time of the confessions. Confessions can also be updated every five or ten years, or at longer intervals.
Confessing sins is not a requirement (a law) in Jesus’ doctrine. It is not like baptism, which is a prerequisite to salvation.
James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Nowhere in the Gospel Jesus tells us that a priest can mediate between men and God to obtain remission of sins for a subject. This would render ‘Baptism’ useless! It is another method of control, invented by the Catholic church, to trap those of inferior intelligence.
Jesus is the only mediator between you and God: nobody else!
TI1 2: 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; TI1 2: 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
JOH 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
The Devil, Bishop Gavin Dunbar and his Curse on the Scot/English Borders.