Answering a post from SFIC in another thread where he states Spurgeon was against "election". "Now, first, I shall speak a little concerning the truthfulness of this doctrine: "God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation." Secondly, I shall try to prove that this election is absolute: "He hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation," not for sanctification, but "through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth." Thirdly, this election is eternal, because the text says, "God hath from the beginning chosen you." Fourthly, it is personal: "He hath chosen you." Then we will look at the effects of the doctrine—see what it does; and lastly, as God may enable us, we will try and look at its tendencies, and see whether it is indeed a terrible and licentious doctrine. We will take the flower, and like true bees, see whether there be any honey whatever in it; whether any good can come of it, or whether it is an unmixed, undiluted evil. I. First, I must try and prove that the doctrine is TRUE." http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0041.htm Delivered on Sabbath Morning, September 2, 1855, by the REV. C. H. Spurgeon At New Park Street Chapel, Southwark And another so you don't say my first one was on 1855 and yours was 1859, therefore he changed his stance. http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0303.htm Delivered on Sabbath Morning, March 11th, 1860, by the REV. C. H. Spurgeon At Exeter Hall, Strand.