A ministry translating and publishing Reformed Christian theological literature in Chinese

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God’s blessing in 2012

As we review the work of RTF over the past year, we give thanks to God for the ways in which he has enabled the work to go forward… The demand for theological education in China continues to grow. During 2012 RTF was able to sponsor several intensive classes in various parts of China. One…

An Orientation to China’s Reforming Churches

When Sam Boyle and Charles Chao joined together to establish the Reformation Translation Fellowship back in 1949 they could not have imagined the changes which would take place in China over the following sixty-four years. Yet they were driven by the conviction that the Word of God cannot be bound and that, not only would…

Report from RTF USA

RTF Australia works alongside other RTF branches in Japan, Taiwan and the USA. Recently Bill Roberts, of RTF USA reported on several current projects. “The book that is in the works right now is Gene Spear’s Sermons on Revelation. It is a much needed project for pastors who often have very little theological training. We…

RTF Australia Project for 2013

Towards the end of last year RTF Australia initiated a project to translate The Cross He Bore, by Frederick S. Leahy into Chinese. This title is available in English from the Banner of Truth Trust. Frederick Leahy was a minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland and taught Systematic Theology at the Reformed Theological…

China and the Reformation Translation Fellowship

One goal of Chairman Mao’s ‘Cultural Revolution’ in China (1966-1976) was to snuff out the religious impulse in man. He attempted to do this by persecuting the weak church, ridiculing all things spiritual, and proving once for all that the co-operation of people under their almighty State could satisfy the deepest needs of man. How…

RTF Australia Project for 2012

We want to give thanks to God for the generosity and prayers of believers in Australia who have supported the work of RTF during 2011. This has enabled the work of translating reformed theological literature into Chinese and distributing more and more books in China. In particular we are glad that the project to translate…

Not Chained

This verse provided the theme text for RTF, “… but the word of God is not bound!” (2 Timothy 2:9) Bitter persecution is something almost unknown to Christians in Australia. Yet for many Sections of the Church, it is or has been a reality. Suffering for the sake of the gospel. Many of us will…

RTF Australia Project for 2011

At the end of 2009, the Australian Branch of RTF agreed to sponsor the translation and publication of The Planting and Development of Missionary Churches, by John L Nevius. This was and first published in English in Shanghai in 1886 and led to a major rethink of Western missionary methods in China. RTF workers in…

Two new publications

Recently RTF in North America agreed to fund the printing (on presses in China) of two new titles. They are Presbyterian Church Government by John Murray, and What is Reformed Theology by John R de Witt. Here is a report from RTF an RTF worker who recently returned from a time in ministry in China.“I…