Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
"Many" means a lot, not a percentage so much as enough for it so be relevant. I was not trying to insinuate ALL Protestants believe this, and I wasn't trying to insinuate that any folks on this forum are believing this, but from my experience many Protestant Christians, Churches, preachers, books, televangelists, do believe this. I've already explained myself above, in that I am not saying most folks literally believe that Jesus Christ IS the Bible. What folks seem to do is use passages regarding the Word (who is Christ) and the Bible interchangeably, and this is an absolute error. I feel these folks maybe believe that the Bible is THE authority to explain Christ, and so this is how they see the Bible as the Word of God, in that the Bible explains Christ. The problem is that many folks seem to imply that ONLY the Bible speaks for Christ, or that Christ only speaks through the Bible and no where or in no way else.
The real problem is not that most Protestants believe this, but that many do. What is worse, is that even when it is a minority who misconstrue Jesus Christ the Word of God and the Holy Scriptures as the capital Word of God (rather than lowercase word of God), these are not necessarily openly corrected in their Protestant Churches. That is the real issue, is that Protestant Churches do not always have a centralized belief system, and many preachers and congregations allow individuals to believe and even teach heresies that others may not believe. In Orthodox we have ONE teaching, and ONE system. If ANY Protestants from ANY churches believe this misconception, than there is a problem within the chain of command communicating the proper teachings. In Orthodox, the Church of Straight-Thinking, we strictly correct heresies.