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[Mathew, Prayer: 6:5-15]
6:5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues (here Church) and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly, I tell you, they never received their reward in full. [Jesus was against hypocrisy of priesthood. Jew priests hated him for that.]
6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then, your, Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
[Here Jesus says your Father in heaven can see what is done in secret and that means giving confession to him is not necessary nevertheless, confession is recommended to bring awareness in your mind that what you did was wrong. even so, if you deserve a punishment for what you did, that will come to you anyways. Confession does not spare you of that. Confession is actually the process of admission to God directly and not through any agency such as Church. By such confession, one is expected to, not repeat that mistake again in future but if he repeats that again then, that confession is rendered null and void.]
[Confession was made compulsory in Christian practice of Church during Inquisition by Pope Innocent IV (1252) to root our heretics who were opposing Church in Europe; even though most of them were true followers of Jesus' ideology. Followers were tortured to death occasionally to get truth about other hiding heretics, out of them. That practice continued further in all Churches to protect its authority from infidels. Here infidel means those who oppose authority of Church even if they are true followers that did not make any difference and they were either tortured to punish them or excommunicated. In later period, this practice came handy as a tool to black mail people to yield them for the demands of Church whatever they are, particularly during crusades nobles were made to accept terms of Pope by this confession information.]
6:7 And when you pray do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
6:8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
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