Unanswered Questions – Can Psalms Mean Something Else

To those who believe Psalms 139 advocates God planning every man’s days.

Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.

Can Psalms 139:16 mean anything other than that God knows when people will die?

[This is an intellectual honesty test.]


  1. I see this passage as God does indeed have a plan for our lives, and if it’s in a book, then it must be like the book of life in Revelation that has names blotted out, which is saying that what is in that book can be changed based upon if we are seeking and following God’s will or going against what he has planned for us, because we a moral free agents, and makes decisions counter to the ones God has for us all of the time, and that’s seen in scripture as well. So yes, I do believe this Psalm means something else other than God knowing when people would die. I don’t think it teaches that at all to be honest.

    1. One thing that I don’t see Open Theists do that they should do is use cross examination questions to inquire if a Augustinian proof text can mean other than what the Augustinians claim it means. In that way the audience would get a chance to either hear that the proof text is not very good or that the Augustinian is not intellectually honest.

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