If you have never heard of the downgrade controversy then you need to do a little research in church history. Before the Asuza Street Revival kickstarted the Charismatic movement, the church was under real attack from German Higher Criticism. Spurgeon got involved in fighting for the integrity and authority of scripture.
Jordan Hall compares the modern downgrade with the former. In Spurgeons day, people were arguing about doctrine. Today, church-goers barely have any idea what the word doctrine means!
This is why churches like C3 flourish in todays’ biblically illiterate generation. Who cares when you need to work real hard to sow your seed offering in order to receive a truck-load of cash!