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George Jeffreys ( 1890—1962 ) was one of the outstanding revivalists of the age, founding in 1915, the Elim Movement. His great campaigns, particularly in the late twenties and early thirties, packed the largest halls all over Britain, winning thousands for Christ and establishing Churches all over the land. He opened the way into the ministry for scores of young men. He was one of the magnetic personalities of the age. His ministry was full of rich Bible exposition, enforced by a warm nature and a burning heart. To know him was to love him; he was indeed a "prophet of the Lord". Yet we are convinced he became the most tragic example of the disastrous character of pre-millennialism. The delusion of British Israelism laid hold of him, and he became possessed with a passion to preach it. The writer vividly recalls a conference ( back in 1937 ) when he declared, in face of those who opposed the B.I. theory, "with freedom to preach this message ( British Israelism ), I believe, I could bring Britain to its knees." After his resignation from the Elim Movement in 1939, he preached it freely, especially in his new-formed fellowship, the Bible Pattern Church. But instead of the vast results he foretold, he became an almost forgotten man. One paper said, on reporting his death in 1962, "He went out into the wilderness." Those who knew him in the days of his power ( and what power it was! ), and then heard him in later years as he propounded his prophetic guesswork, felt an inexpressible grief. A prince in Israel had fallen, mortally wounded by false theories produced by literalistic interpretation. But we pay our tribute to one whom we count it one of the great privileges of life to have known in those wonderful days. One cannot help but soliloquise sometimes at what might have happened if the tragic split had never come.  


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