One of the pet terms that theological liberals like to call authentic Christians is bibliolators, implying that we worship the Bible more than Jesus. I imagine they release plenty of endorphins over their supposed cleverness but the pejorative fails on two levels.
First, it is false. We don’t worship the Bible, we worship the God who revealed himself in the Bible. When in doubt we side with the truth revealed in scripture (read in context, of course) versus the wisdom of the world. We trust in its claims to speak for God and derive our knowledge of him through the means He chose.
Second, their dig implies that we worship whatever we turn to for knowledge of God. Since theological liberals make up their own version of god (small “g”) and use it to judge the Bible, then by their own reasoning they are idolizing themselves (or whomever they follow to arrive at their views).
Chance said it best:
I use the Bible as the final authority on my views (or at least try to). Apparently that makes the Bible my idol. If I make myself the final authority on my views, does that mean I worship myself?
Once again, a cheap rhetorical trick is used to demonize instead of doing the honest work of analyzing and defending scripture. I suppose it is easier to do that, but it accomplishes nothing. That is why I weary of liberal theologians and the endless fallacies they provide. They’ll debate to a point, then when they realize they are losing they fall back on these ploys. Then the circles begin.