In Matthew 18:18, the Apostles share in the power to bind
and loose that was given to Peter in 16:19; what was given
to Peter alone is now shared by the whole Church in the person
of the Apostles.
If Peter held a position of primacy, the other Apostles would
have to know that and would have reflected that role thrust
on Peter by Christ in their relationships to him. In other words,
does the Bible reveal a primary place or role for Peter
consciously acknowledged by the New Testament writers?
Yes, the biblical portrait of Peter presented earlier in this
chapter attests to the preeminent role of Peter among the
writers of the New Testament.