Charles Spurgeon is one of the most well-known preachers in Church history. Toward the end of his 40 years of preaching, however, he saw the church in decline. He called for a return to Biblical teaching and a right understanding of scripture. The ensuing controversy was known as the Downgrade Controversy. It eventually cost him his life. The same Downgrade is occurring today. Churches in the United States have lowered their view of scripture and the gospel in order to elevate the methodology of growing crowds. Churches entertain, but at the expense of truth.