Anyway, Banner of Truth has an online reprint of article from 1992 by Alan Maben entitled “Are you Sure You Like Spurgeon?” (and my answer is, unequivocally, “Yes.”).
When you get through with that, head over to spurgeon.org and read about the Down-Grade Controversy. After you read about it, reflect on how similar that controversy is to circumstances in our own day.
(Just noticed when I was getting the link for Spurgeon.org that they have a link to Maben’s article on their main index page.)
Bonus: Check out Spurgeon’s Catechism, his version of the Westminster Shorter Catechism but with Baptist doctrine. I’ve thought about going through it with my own kids when we finish what we’re doing now.