Did Jesus give His disciples permission to speak for Him with authority in all truth?

Yes. Here’s three passages of many from the Bible that reveal that Jesus gave the Apostles authority to speak for Him. Jesus said to His disciples, “Whoever listens to you listens to Me. Whoever rejects you rejects Me. And whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.” (Lk 10:16)

When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in replay, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in replay, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. And whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loose in heaven.” (Mt 16:13-19)

Jesus said to His disciples, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the Church; and if he refuses to listen even to the Church; let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loose in heaven.” (Mt 18:15-18)

By Catholic Christians, Inc