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Reformation Day

For Christians in the Western world, Reformation Day is a reminder of the wonderful retrieval of the centrality of the gospel and of the theological reality of justification by faith. Sinners were to be understood as being pardoned in the eyes of God, the perfect judge, solely based on the righteousness of Christ being imputed to those who, by grace, believe in Him. In a period where acts and duties were seen as meritorious and contributive to salvation, such thinking was antithetical to popular thought, by moving individuals from dependency upon themselves to a righteousness that was outside them, and could only be found outside them. This revelation of looking at how one related to God through Christ, by faith that had been graciously God-given, was momentous. It was a total paradigm shift that was aptly summarised through the later Genevan Reformation slogan, ‘Post Tenebras Lux’ (After darkness light).

2021 CRTS Campus Expansion Project

China Reformed Theological Seminary (CRTS, 改革宗神學院), which Reformation Translation Fellowship and Press are part of is currently seeking donations and contributions for their campus expansion project. Since its founding in 1990, the China Reformed Theological Seminary has remained steadfast in its mission in the Gospel. Regardless of the changes in politics, economy or society over…

Passing of Rev John de Hoog

Our previous committee member Rev John de Hoog has entered into the presence of our Lord after a prolonged battle with cancer. We thank him for his dedication in theological educations and of his love for the Chinese Christian through the translation of reformed theological literature.   From Reformed Theological College:   It is with…

Prayers for Hong Kong

As many of you are already aware of the anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong in the past few days, we give thanks to God that no major bloodshed has been reported from the media.  Although the bill has now been temporary withdrawal, it only marks the beginning of the ongoing protests against China’s hard-line agenda…

China’s Five-Year Plan for Adapting Christianity to Chinese Socialism

Many people have heard about China’s plan to “sinicize” Christianity. What does that mean? The government has published its plans online, both in Chinese and English. Below are some of the highlights. A Snapshot of Sinicization To catch the flavour of the government’s plan, you can simply observe its language. The word-cloud below identifies the most frequently used…

RTF Australia Mid Year Report For 2018

In March, during the Banner of Truth Australia Conference, RTF Australia was introduced to the attendees through our long-term supporters, Rev Stuart and Marion Andrews.  Steven, our NSW representative was able to make a brief presentation of the ministries and its vision.  Since then, we have received several generous donations in support for our 2018 translation…

Where to purchase RTF publications?

Over the years we have received emails in regards to the purchasing of RTF publications here in Australia.  Due to the nature of the works, most of the Australian Christians bookstore would not carry or with a limited number of RTF publications, which means we usually have to direct the enquiries to the RTF Press online…

2018 Pray for China Day & Pray Requests

It has been our practice in recent years to encourage our supporters and their local congregations to join in a united effort to uphold the work of RTF and the church in China in prayer before the God of heaven. This year we hope that you will set aside the Sunday after Chinese New Year…