The Word of God is the Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, which is upholded by the Catholic Church.
No person or organization has a monopoly on the Holy Spirit’s sovereign guidance.
You can play “hocus-pocus” and add stuff all you want the way the scribes and Pharisees did. Many religions such as the RCC, Muslims, Mormons, JWs, Gnostics, etc. have a need for more than God’s Word to make sense out of their complicated beliefs.
I have heard that excuse from an Ex-Catholic and use the excuse of religion. The Catholic Church is the Pillar and Bulwark of the Truth, which is stated in 1 Tim 3:15. It is not the Bible.
I find the Bible to be more than adequate, even though I realize that no argument will be compelling to anyone who choses to also accept man’s additions to God’s Word, (as if man’s word holds equal weight or can even be fully trusted without complete biblical support).
The Bible we know today was put together by the Council of Rome (382 A.D), Council of Hippo (393 A.D), amd Council of Carthage (392 A.D). The Church then is Catholic. The word Catholic was first used by St. Ignatius of Antioch in 110 A.D. These Councils were formed before the Reformation in 1517 A.D. The Church gave you the Bible. Luther remove the books 4 books of the OT.
Peter had it right when he answered Jesus saying “…, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68)
This has nothing to do with Word of God. Peter said this when Jesus ask his Apostles, if they leave since the other disciple left after telling them that they have to eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood.
( 1st John 5:10) also sums it up: “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself. he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son.”
If you read the passages preceding from that passage. John tells that that we love God and obey his commandment. Let me quote.
“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; our faith. Who is that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:2-5. Belief is not enough. Deeds are required as well.
God’s Word is adequate without man’s additions.
Yes, the Word of God given to us through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.