I had a question about the usage of the words "Word of God’. I had a conversation once with a former Protestant who is practicing the Catholic faith at my parish, but who is very Protestant in some of his beliefs still, because I don’t think he knows the difference between what Protestants believe and what Catholics believe. But he always talks about the Bible as the Word of God, and I think he is confusing this usage of the phrase Word of God with the usage from John chapter 1 referring to Jesus as the Word of God. Do some Protestants think that Jesus and the Bible are the same thing, both being the same “Word of God”. I wasn’t sure what to make of what he was saying. There seems to be a bit of confusion in what he was saying. How do Protestants distinguish the Bible’s authority from the authority of Jesus?
Come, Holy Ghost, and give us understanding.