I have asked some Calvinist about what they thought of Spurgeon and some say his messages became weaker in the doctrines of grace as he became older. I have a full set of the Spurgeon sermons and i have noticed the messages in the New Park Street Pulpit are higher calvinistic than the Metropolitan Pulpit. The Metropolitan Pulpit sermons seem to be more of practical preaching than doctrinal preaching. Do you think his success was based upon the fact he preached man's responsibility right along side of Gods sovereignty ? Was his preaching more well rounded than other grace preachers like John Gill. From what i have read John Gill was his predecessor at the New Park Street Church and when Spurgeon took the pastorship the church was in a decline in attendance. Had grace preacher of Spurgeons day took God's sovereignty to far to the extreem and did God use Spurgeon to tone it down some ? What do you think ?