The Word of God is a WHO, NOT a what.
In other words (no pun intended), when we speak of the Word of God, just as St. John the Theologian does in the Gospel that bears his name, we refer specifically to the Theanthropos, the Man-God, Jesus Christ. The Word of God is not a thing, it is not a book. Many Christians today seem unable or unwilling to grasp this necessary distinction. Word does not equal Scriptures.
The Word (Jesus Christ) is the revelation or manifestation of God to the world. The Scriptures are the witness to this revelation and manifestation.
The Word (Jesus Christ) gives life and heals both the body and the soul through the mysteries. The Scriptures nourish the mind.
The Word (Jesus Christ) is the head of the Church. The Scriptures were written and produced by the Church as a witness to her head.
The Word (Jesus Christ) saves. The Scriptures say He does.
This is not to say that the Scriptures are unimportant or secondary or to be taken lightly. God forbid. But if a church's entire ecclesiology and sacramental theology is based strictly off of "what's in the Bible" then it is standing on one inch ice and will soon plunge into the cold waters. How can that which is the witness contain Him who is uncontainable? It cannot. Those who have such an opinion of the Scriptures are misguided.
I could go on and on, but until the Protestants, both Evangelical and mainline, and a good number of Catholics put away this false belief, any talk of reunion should be off of the table. Without acknowledging faithfully and correctly that Christ is the Word, then the Scriptures only become a morality tale with a tincture of theism.
Let us believers praise and worship the WORD, coeternal with the Father and the Spirit born of the Virgin for our salvation. For He (the WORD) took pleasure to ascend the Cross in the flesh to suffer death and to raise the dead by His glorious Resurrection.--Apolytikion of the Resurrection, Plagal first tone
Disclaimer: Sorry for the rant, but I grow tired of being told otherwise.