Sometimes in evangelical circles (a circle, despite my aversion to labels, within which I would place myself) and maybe especially in some Baptist circles (and yes, I'm a Baptist Christian) a discussion gets going over our attitude toward and approach to the Bible as it relates to our attitude toward and approach to Jesus.
Specifically, some of us more moderate types (there I go accepting a label again)have felt that some of our more fundamantalist/inerrantist brothers and sisters at times seem to elevate the Bible to a status in which it would be a fourth member of Trinity (mathematically impossible, I know, but you probably get my point); that is, they seem at times to make a stated commitment to the inerrancy (as they define it) of the Scriptures such a test of fellowship that it feels like they're saying that such a commitment is necessary to salvation, although I am sure they would insist that they are saying no such thing.
I will say this: my memory of the sermons I heard back when I regularly attended annual Southern Baptist Convention meetings (1984-1990 and thus during the height of the Conservative Resurgence/Fundamentalist Takeover of the SBC)is that they emphasized believing in the Bible (notice how I put that--"believing in" the Bible, not "believing" the Bible) much more than they emphasized believing in Jesus and following Jesus, but of course inerrancy (again, as determined by those who were insisting on allegiance to the word--the word "inerrancy," not the Word of God) was the chosen stick with which to bludgeon folks during those days.
Anyway, this topic came up in the comment stream on another blog yesterday which got me to thinking about it and so I left a comment in which I tried to state in a simple fashion how I view the relationship between Jesus and the Bible.
Here is what I came up with; it works for me.
(1) Scripture is divinely inspired; Jesus Christ is divine.
(2) Scripture points to Christ; Christ fulfills Scripture.
(3) Scripture tells us how to be saved; Christ saves us.
(4) Scripture guides us in worship; Christ is worshipped.
(5) Scripture is the written Word of God; Christ is the living Word of God.
(6) Scripture is the revelation of God; Christ is the ultimate revelation of God.