George Jeffreys (28 February 1889–26 January 1962) was one of greatest evangelists of the 20th Century, and who had a powerful healing ministry that spread across the United Kingdom. In his book Healing Rays, Jeffreys suggested that obedience to God’s moral law is a condition for freedom from sicknesses and disease.
…If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee… (Exodus 15:26)
Obedience to God’s moral law was the ground on which the children of Israel could claim bodily healing. The breaking of the moral law has, throughout the history of the human race, been visited with all kinds of bodily afflictions that are both fearful and loathsome. Sin, which is defined in the New Testament as “the transgression of the law”, is the cause of all evil from which mortals have suffered. The greatest healing covenant meant to the Israelites relief from its awful consequences and immunity from sickness and disease, provided they complied with the conditions that were attached to it. There is something significant about the circumstances under which this great healing covenant was made. Based upon obedience, it was given just as the commencement of a new life into which the children of Israel had entered.
Is eternal life a gift that can be obtained by any sinner unconditionally? According to the late George Jeffreys (1889-1962), who was one of greatest evangelists of the 20th Century, the answer is ‘no’.
The idea that eternal life is a gift that can be obtained by any sinner unconditionally is as false and unscriptural as the notion that it can be merited by works. The forgiveness of past sins is only granted to those who, by the grace of God, decide not to continue in sin. How utterly helpless and hopeless any earthly Government would be if it released all its prisoners and allowed them to continue as aforetime breaking the laws of the land. Civilisation—yea, the whole world—would soon be reduced to a state of irrevocable ruin. The sinner at conversion enters into a new life, which reveals itself in the changed deeds of his body. Before conversion he is a drunkard, after conversion a sober man; before conversion he is a thief, after conversion he is honest; before conversion his lips blaspheme, after conversion they praise God. The change is at once admitted because his body acts differently. The body is the medium through which the new life is made manifest. (Healing Rays by George Jeffreys)