Biblical Evidence for the Authority of the Catholic Church

Does the Catholic Church have any actual authority, and if so, where does this authority come from? The Church has existed for over two millennia and encompasses over a billion members worldwide. However, does this longevity and size necessarily imply that it was founded by God and granted divine authority?

Scripture scholar Fr. Pablo Gadenz joins Jeff Cavins on The Bible Timeline Show to examine the biblical evidence for the authority bestowed upon the Church by Jesus Christ. The two explain the nature of this authority and why it is an indispensable characteristic of the one true Church.