By Jim Osman
Truth or Territory
Foreword by Justin Peters
In this book, Pastor Jim Osman examines the practices and the claims of spiritual warfare “experts” in the light of biblical teaching. Many of the practices and doctrines of the modern spiritual warfare movement are not grounded in Scripture. Scripture describes spiritual warfare as a battle for TRUTH, not TERRITORY. When the Bible alone informs our understanding of spiritual warfare, we are forced to abandon the man-made carnal weapons of the modern methodology.
Every Christian is called to the battle. Are you equipped to fight it? Do you know what you are fighting? Do you know the weapon that God has given to you? Truth or Territory will equip you to engage in the real battle–the battle for the minds of men and women.
– Justin Peters
Evangelist Justin Peters Ministries
“Spiritual warfare – perhaps no other area of the Christian life is more misunderstood in the modern church. A failure to comprehend accurately the Bible’s teaching on this critical matter can result in the fruitless – and unbiblical – employment of illicit, often pagan, techniques that move us from the faithful assurance we should have in our Sovereign God and His Truth, and into a tentative, fearful walk that leaves that Truth laying by the wayside. In Truth Or Territory, pastor Jim Osman has written an urgently needed, Biblical explanation about authentic spiritual warfare. Unlike popular, though fallacious, practices, Osman soundly expounds the relevant Scriptural texts to clearly explain spiritual warfare and the believer’s engagement in it. Please … consume it for your own edification, add it to your church library, and share it widely. It’s all about Truth … and Osman’s book is a welcomed volley in this frequently misunderstood, but very real, war.”
– Bud Ahlheim
Editor at Pulpit and Pen Blog
“There are countless books these days on the nature of spiritual warfare. Sadly, much of what is published and advertised today is not only unbiblical, but downright pagan in origin. Jim Osman has written an extremely useful book that both critiques and corrects these misconceptions by examining what the Bible – and the Bible alone- has to say. Truth Or Territory is written so that the average person can understand and apply biblical truth while also offering clear verse-by-verse teaching on key spiritual warfare passages that will prove insightful to any pastor or teacher. Having held to unbiblical views on spiritual warfare earlier in life, Osman is also able to offer first-hand insights on how testing every practice with Scripture changed his mind. If you’ve been wrestling at all with issues of spiritual warfare, this book should be your first read.”