Jas 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.("That ye may be healed" speaks of a physical healing of an illness....sins are forgiven...not healed)<quoted text>
You insisted that there's no way St. James said to confess to one another because it contradicts 1 Timothy. Is there any wonder no one takes you seriously?
This is not teaching confessing our sins to God, as we are taught from Scripture, and asking forgiveness for our sins in the name of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is teaching when a wrong, or wrongs, have occurred, reconciliation must be attempted.
Quote: Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.