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Christian Truckers NetworkChristian Truckers Network is a website dedicated to helping you as a Christian truck driver to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those you come in contact with each day.  Here you will find resources we hope will help you in your Christian walk and witness.  We will be adding to the site on a regular basis, so please return when you get a chance.  To learn more about what this website is all about please read our Mission Statement . Thank you for visiting.

Dave Bowman

 

 

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Protecting Yourself From Wolves in Sheep's Clothing By Mastering The Bible

We are living in the day of the Laodicean church. Apostates (false teachers) abound in the churches across the nation. Many are popular Christian authors with best selling books. You have heard their names. But remember...just because they sell a lot of books to Christians does not mean they teach the truth of the Bible. Beware!! The current movement called the Emergent Church is a part of the apostasy that the apostles Paul and Peter warned us about.

These teachers teach a "feel good" theology. They also mix a little truth with Satanic lies. They distort scripture. Among other things, they teach that Christianity will win over the world to Christ and bring in God's kingdom on the earth. They must have learned their false teaching in "Scripture Twisting 101."

Protect Your Spiritual Health

How do you recognize these so called Christian leaders and ministers? By saturating your mind with the pure teachings of the Bible itself on a daily basis. You have to know your Bible to be able to recognize when some so called Christian pastor or teacher is feeding you a load of baloney. And it doesn't take that long to have a good grasp of basic Bible knowledge.

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Are You a Runner or a Plodder?

Hebrews 12: 1,2 says,

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Here the writer compares living the Christian life to a race.  Personally, I am not much of a runner.  I am more of a plodder.  I plod along in life.  Plod...plod...plod.  Sometimes that is what it feels like we are doing in the race. Don't worry though, plodders reach the finish line as well.  The key word in verse one is the word "endurance".

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Just One Look

 

How much faith does it take to be saved? Just one look. I can hear you saying, “What do you mean, Dave, just one look to be saved?” Well, let me tell you a story…

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Video: Truck Driver Stands Up To Unconstitutional Checkpoint

Americans are re-asserting their 4th Amendment rights

By Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
October 22, 2012

A truck driver who passed through an unconstitutional checkpoint 30 miles from the Mexican border stood up for his 4th Amendment rights by refusing to answer questions in another example of how Americans are re-asserting their liberties.

A You Tube video shows the truck driver approaching a checkpoint manned by U.S. Border Patrol agents. The checkpoint is situated in Texas at least 30 miles from the border with Mexico.

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Pick Your Battles


At my age, I have found that a person has to pick the battles they are willing to fight. This applies both to those battles we face each day in living our Christian life and also our interaction among other believers.  In this day, there are a lot of battles raging within the different Christian groups on matters of theology and practice. Don't get me wrong here. I believe in having convictions based on the Word of God and standing for those convictions. I don't believe in trying to convince someone of my way of thinking when they hold other views which are different from mine. Sure, I will tell them what I believe and why I believe it.  But most of the time I don't believe in trying to convince someone of my theological position when they have studied it just as much as I have, yet come to different conclusions.

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Beware of Other Drivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No matter how good a driver you are, deadly accidents can happen to your because of what other drivers do. This is just one of the dangers truckers face every day. Watch the video of this accident. For those of you who are considering truck driving for a career, just remember you will face this type of hazard every day.

Every day, you are just a few feet from danger and even death. This is especially true when driving on a two lane road. It only takes a second for an oncoming truck or car to cross the center line. Two vehicles traveling 60 mph in opposite directions will have an impact of 120 mph. And don't think that just because you are in a big truck, you have plenty of protection. That type of velocity will disintegrate just about anything- including a truck cab.

I have seen this happen a number of times over the years, on both icy and dry, clear roads. There have been times that other drivers have passed me on an Interstate and wandered onto the left shoulder. Every time it has happened, I immediately slowed down because I knew what was about to happen. They inevitably start to fishtail and try to correct it. They have gone in front of me sideways and off the road to the right side. One car even rolled over. Fortunately, none were hurt, just shaken up a bit. God's protection was on us all at those times.

Anytime you see a vehicle in front of you start to fishtail, slow down. Many times, they will end up going right in front of you.

I read some statistics once, which said truck driving is the second most dangerous occupation in terms of accidents per man hour. The distinction for first place was given to mine and quarry workers. By the way, do you still want to become a truck driver?

Are You Addicted to Porn?

Porn: It burns the soulPorn: it burns the soul, destroys lives and marriages, and leads down the steep slope to Hell. Reading pornography is not limited to just unbelievers. The addiction strikes Christians as well- just like drug addiction. I know of Christian marriages which have been torn apart by the husband reading pornographic magazines and watching videos. Pornography is rampant in our country, even on the television. Most people watching cable TV don't even realize that many of the shows are pornographic in nature. It is "soft sold" to the public. Filthy comedy, lewd advertisements, and shows portraying adultery and homosexuality are just as detrimental to your life as full page spreads of nude photos. The only difference is that it is more subtle.

Pornographic material is also one of the major causes of human sex trafficking. I think it is safe to say that most truckers who engage in sex with prostitutes and human sex slaves started out by reading pornography. With the advent of wireless Internet, the problem is now even more pervasive. I wonder how many truckers sit out in their trucks late at night viewing online X rated videos and reading magazines. You can bet there are Christian truck drivers doing it as well.

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Can't Forgive Yourself? You Must Be Holier Than God !

Sometimes Christians say they can't forgive themselves for something they have done. If you ask them if God has forgiven them, they will say, "Yes, but I have a hard time forgiving myself."  What they don't realize is that they are basically saying they have a higher standard of holiness than God Himself !

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To All the Overworked People

It doesn't matter how your day has gone.  Always go home with your head held high.



Plucked, pounded, mistreated, overworked but still with dignity.
Attitude is everything.
NO MATTER HOW BAD LIFE IS TREATING YOU, REMEMBER TO STAND TALL AND HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH

(Source: From an Email)
 

Have you ever wondered why people hate the name of Christ and Christmas so much?

Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. It is at this time we celebrate that time 2000 years ago when God came to earth in the flesh to provide the payment for the sins of the whole world. Many people in this day do not like that name Jesus Christ. They would rather go on in their sins on their merry way to Hell. Militant atheists are trying their best to stamp out that name. Politically correct politicians and Congress are trying to stop Christian politicians from wishing people a Merry Christmas. Every day, I read online about groups trying their best to stamp out the name of Christ and Christianity. They should read Psalms 2:1-6:

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Christianity Is Not a Religion

Christianity is not a religion. It is a relationship. Many people call themselves Christians these days, but that does not make it so. These people believe that simply following the moral teachings of Christ is what makes them a Christian. Nothing could be farther from the truth. For example, suppose I went down to the Army surplus store and bought a soldier's uniform. I could dress up in fatigues, helmet, carry a rifle and act the part, and call myself a soldier. Would that make me one? Of course not. I have to become a soldier by signing up with a recruiter. Many people act the same way when talking about Christianity. They believe that if they try their best to live a good life according to the teachings of Christianity, that automatically makes them a Christian.

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Dark Night of the Soul


In life, all Christians encounter dry periods when it seems they pray and pray, but God seems far away and unreachable. It seems God has gone on vacation or even abandoned us. This experience is more common than many people realize. I  have been there myself more than a few times in life. What does it mean?

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Approaching Other Drivers With The Gospel


Someone asked me a while back how to approach other drivers with the Gospel. Of course, you will want some type of presentation prepared for presenting the plan of salvation. However, the individual approach will be different depending on a lot of factors. Here are some pointers including what I call the "Shock Approach".

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Pocket Knife or Full Artillery?


Someone once wrote me telling how he had difficulty dealing with problems. He said he believed in a "Higher Power". My response was that it takes more than that to successfully wage the battles of life. I asked him if he had a pocketknife or full artillery.

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Trucking and Christian Priorities


I get a lot of visitors to this site who are searching for Christian trucking firms to haul for. There is nothing wrong with that of course. However, I sometimes wonder about the real reasons people have for wanting to run for a Christian based trucking outfit. I'm sure many would just like to have the Christian fellowship and comaraderie which comes from that. There are some things I would like to point out to Christian truckers though.

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How To Advertise Your Ministry


print.jpg One of the questions my readers sometimes ask me is how do they go about advertising (getting the word out) about a ministry they are starting up for truckers. The answer to that question depends on the type of ministry they have and who they are trying to reach. There are, however, some general answers.

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Should You Go Into Trucking?

Some of you have written me over the past few months wondering if you should get into trucking. Many of you have been layed off and unemployed for a number of months and are feeling in a kind of limbo and even desperate. I know the feeling. Although I can't tell you whether or not you should be a truck driver, I can offer some general principles about how God sometimes directs us into a direction He wants us to go. Please read the following prayerfully and may God lead you into an understanding of what He wants you to do. 

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How to Become a Truck Driver

For those of you who are wondering how to become a trucker, I've written this short article as a primer on the topic. Being a truck driver offers experiences you won't find in other occupations. Truck driving can offer excitement, new experiences and allow you to see new places and explore the country. It can also be a grueling lifestyle at times and can create hardships if you are married.

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I Believe The Time is Short... Read on...


Short TimeFor those of you who have been keeping up with the international news, I am sure you are getting the feeling that the Rapture is not far off. Iran is flouting its nose at the international community regarding its development of nuclear capability. A Russian shipment of missles to Iran was intercepted supposedly by the Israeli Mossad. Iran is developing a relationship with Venezula and Venezula has agreed to replicate Irans nuclear development. With the continuing destruction of our country by our elected officials, I don't see how anyone can doubt the prophecies in scripture are rapidly coming into place. America is not is Bible prophecy. I think that this year we have seen the reasons this is so.

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Keep Your Eyes Vertical


I know it's getting hard for some of you truckers out there. Loads are down for some companies and there are more truckers looking for jobs, especially those of you who are new to the industry.

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Of General Interest

Are We Living In The Last Days?

A while back I ran across a website which is one of the best sites to explain End Time events which I have ever found. This is a very User interactive site with videos, timelines, and more. Learn more about End Time Events at: Are We Living In The Last Days.Com

 

Human Trafficking in the Trucking Industry

Human Trafficking Article You've probably seen it around the truck stops, yet never realized what it was. That prostitute knocking on your truck door could very well be a human slave forced into prostitution by others. If so, then she is shuttled around from truck stop to truck stop and forced into degrading acts just to put money in the pocket of her "owners". At night she cries and dreams of home and freedom. She prays to God, yet there is no answer.

Learn what you can do to stop human trafficking.

 

 

Truckers Against Trafficking (28:11) from iEmpathize on Vimeo.

Learn to Defend Your Faith

mcdowell.jpg Josh McDowell is a well-known author and speaker who has done extensive study in the area of Apologetics. Apologetics is the theological study of the rational proofs for the truth of the Christian faith. Josh has an abundance of material to help you answer your own questions and those to whom you are trying to witness about the truthfulness of Christianity. Visit his website.

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12 Reasons to Start a Blog


boy_am_i_good.jpg Writing and updating a blog or website is an excellent hobby for many people, including truck drivers. With the programs now available, you don’t have to be a web designer or programmer to get started in it. And blogging or creating a website can not only provide an opportunity to help people, it can be an excellent way to unwind after a long day of driving. Read the 12 reasons to start blogging and how you can get into it easily without being a programmer or web designer.

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If You Weren't Saved, You Wouldn't Care

Hal Lindsey answers the question: How do you know if you are saved?

 

It Takes More Faith to Be an Atheist Than a Theist.


I get a laugh out of athiests who say they don't believe in anything which can't be proven scientifically and therefore do not believe in God. It's not only quite a contradiction they are making, it is an outright lie. Or maybe they are only self-deceived. While it is true that a theist (one who believes in a God) cannot scientifically prove God's existence, neither can an atheist disprove that God exists. So, an atheist has to hold his or her belief on the basis of faith as well. In fact, it takes more "blind" faith to be an atheist than a theist. The reason is that there is evidence for the existence of God. Just look around you at creation, An atheist has to hold their view in spite of this evidence. Of course, an atheist will try to explain creation by using evolution. What they won't admit however, is that evolution is only a theory which has more holes in it than a flour sieve.


Witnessing Tool

Evidence BibleRay Comfort provides helps and answers to help you deal with specific situations in your witnessing in his Evidence Bible. Indexed for quick look up of different subjects and questions. View online notes .
 


 
 
 

Food For Thought

J. Hudson Taylor, a missionary to China, used to say we should not mind pressure, but only where it lies. Is it a wedge that drives us further away from God, or a wedge which drives us closer to Him?
 
 

When the Devil tries to remind you of your past, just remind him of his future. 

The Good News

Philippian Jailer.jpgWant to witness to someone, but don't know what to say? Just refer them to this website and have them read John R. Rice's presentation: What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Get Involved? Who...Me?

Become a Bible Distributor.

bibledistributor.jpg Want to get involved in some type of ministry on the road, but don't know exactly how to go about it? There is plenty of need for Bible distributors to pass out Bibles to the chapels at the truckstops. You can purchase Bibles through ministries such as HMI Ministries . Buy a case of paperback Bibles for around $65 plus shipping and handling and just ask them for a distributor's list when you order. The list will tell you all the stops throughout the country where you can distribute them. There are a lot of people on the road who have been saved through these Bibles and it is well worth the effort. Sixty five bucks, yeah, that's less than the cost of a motel room for one night these days.

 

Distribute Tracts

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There is also a need for truckers to distribute Gospel tracts to truckers and chapels on the road. You can order them at Fellowship Tract League . The tracts are free, but I would suggest sending them a donation to help support their work. The last time I checked, it costs them about $7.50 to print 1000 tracts and at least $3.75 for shipping and handling. You might also want to send a few extra dollars to help them cover the cost of printing for missionaries and others.

God's Ten

If you have been keeping up with the news, you know that Christian influence is being attacked in this country. Atheist organizations are attempting to have signs of the Ten Commandments taken down on public and government property across the country. There is an organization which is placing signs of the Ten Commandments up faster than the atheists can take them down. These signs are having an impact everywhere they are placed. Find out how you can support this ministry and help spread the Word. Visit Gods10.com.

The Middle East's Nazis

2012: The Year The World Didn't End

For an excellent book on the events of last year in their relation to prophecy, download Ron Graff's free ebook, 2012: The Year The World Didn't End.  The book discusses in detail the biblical signs of the last days in relation to what has happened this past year such as the following:

1-Wars
2-Rumors of War
3-Presidential Elections
4-Persecution
5-Antichrist/ False Prophecies
6-The Economy
7-Apostasy
8-Revival
9-Natural Disasters
10-Signs in the Heavens/Fearful Events


Biblical prophecy was written, not just to satisfy our curiosity concerning the future, but to wake us up and get busy in preparation for the return of Jesus Christ. Read the book and get excited about the nearness of Christ's return. And don't just get excited, get busy spreading the word.

What Has America Become?

This editorial, written by Ken Huber from Tawas City,  Michigan, has been making the rounds on the internet.

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The Hal Lindsey Report

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Way Of The Master

This website has loads of "How To" information on witnessing. Ray Comfort really knows his stuff too and can back it up by his own personal experience in witnessing. Check his site out at: Way of the Master .

Never Give Up !

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Faith Logistics

Former Inmates:

Faith Logistics empowers rehabilitated former inmates to re-enter their communities as strong contributors and positive role models through the trucking industry.

Truckers' Wives

In conjunction with Truckers Christian Chapel Ministries, we have started a forum for truckers' wives to network and provide mutual encouragement. Visit the new site at: http://truckerswives.org and post your comments or stories to help us get it rolling.

God's Ten

There is a group of people whose ministry is to place signs of the Ten Commandments in towns across the country.

Learn more about their ministry and how you can support it.

Visit Gods10.com

The Narrow Road

The Narrow Road has inspirational trucker stories from a Christian point of view. Visit the blog. I have a promise from the author that there are a lot more stories to come.

Quotes

Simplify, simplify.
-Henry David Thoreau

Comment from Wayne Dyer:
One "simplify" would have probably sufficed.


Unbelief sees God through circumstances, as we sometimes see the sun shorn of its rays through the smokey air; but faith puts God between itself and circumstances, and looks at them through Him.

-F.B. Meyer, Elijah and the Secret of His Power

There is no limit to what God can do through us if we are HIS yielded and purified people, worshipping and showing forth His glory and His faithfulness. 

-A.W. Tozer


"The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God."

-President John F. Kennedy


"If we will not prepare to give all that we have and all that we are to preserve Christian civilization in our land, we shall go to destruction."

-President Franklin D. Roosevelt


"The fundamental basis of this Nation's law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul."

-President Harry S. Truman


“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle”

-Winston Churchill

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