To me, this is a classic example of 1-page theology. When a person pulls a single verse off of a single page, or quotes from a single chapter to try and prove their point, their theology becomes so warped and twisted it is practically doing yoga.
Any and all theology should be based upon THE Word of God, not A Word of God.
Anyone can make the Scriptures seem to say something they do not, and anyone [even if their intentions are good] can read something into a verse that is not there. They do not know because
1.) They have been indoctrinated. This is what they were taught, or what they read once from a single passage, and this then becomes the umbrella under which they place the rest of their theology.
2.) Refusal to be corrected. After they pitch their umbrella, they refuse to take it down, either ignoring or twisting and warping Scriptures to fit underneath is, not realizing that their indoctrination is the problem, not the Word.
With people like that, you could sit here all day long, refuting them with Scripture after Scripture, and they will "prove" you are wrong by doing the following;
1.) Just telling you you are wrong. For some people, just saying someone is wrong is enough in their mind to refute Scripture's teachings.
2.) Pulling more verses out of context to "refute" yours. Playing a dangerous game with Scripture, they will attempt to pit one verse against another in an effort to "cancel out" the Truth. Little do they know the Scriptures don't contradict themselves.
3.) Personal bashing/degradation. When all else fails, they try to make it seem like YOU are the one who is in the wrong, and that YOU refuse to see the Truth of Scriptures.
Now the big question remains; How then do I know if I'm interpreting Scripture In my experience, there are a few key indicators as to whether or not your interpretation is correct:
1.) Is it consistent with the message of the chapter/book? Does your interpretation hold water when compared to the rest of the chapter cited? Are your meanings and interpretations the same conveyed by the original author? A safe way to form a good theology is to read the chapter before and the chapter after the verses, to get a good grip on what is actually being said.
2.) Is it consistent with the message of Scripture as a whole? Does your interpretation fit with the message of the Scriptures as a whole? This is vital when interpreting the Word of God; that is flows with the river of Truth, and not against it. A great way to be sure is to use a Concordance, Bible Dictionary, an other tools to find out what the rest of Scripture has to say about your topic.
3.) Can it be shown as true throughout the Scriptures? A great way to know if you have an interpretation down is if the same message is repeated throughout the entirety of Scripture. One passage can be [and often is] warped to fit views, but if the whole of Scripture is saying it, it is safe to trust you got your interpretation right.
4.) Where does the glory go? One of, if not THE, biggest sign of the state of your theology is which direction the glory compass points. If your theology makes man the one who acts, man the one who does, and man the one who saves; man is the one getting the glory, not God. All too often people make their theology into meology; Instead of How Great Thou Art, they prefer How Great I Am. Often times, people don't even realize they are Meologians, and are sucked into the feel-good, save-yourself mentality.
5.) What is the end goal of your theology? Salvation? Me being rescued? WRONG! The message of the Scriptures [believe it or not] is NOT all about you! In fact, it is NOTHING about you! It is about GOD and His Glory. That is the entire message of the Scriptures; God's glory. Does your theology orbit around your own salvation? Then what you've got is meology, and it is crucial that you reevaluate your views.
6.) Who has the power? Can you overthrow, thwart, out-will, and command God? If your theology says yes, it is Meology. Any view that says that "I can out power God and His plan" or "My choice is more powerful than the blood of Christ" or "The Holy Spirit, third person of the Trinity, needs MY permission before carrying out His work" is not at ALL in line with the Word of God.
These are just a few of the ways I have personally seen Meology try and hide under the guise of Theology.