Affirmative to Penal Punishment
“Herein is the mystery of redemption, that the innocent, pure, and holy Son of the infinite God was permitted to bear the punishment of a thankless race of rebels against the divine government; that through the manifestation of His matchless love, these rebels might be inspired with faith in, and love for God, and might stand before Him repentant, forgiven, guiltless, as if they had never sinned. Angels in heaven marveled that the WRATH OF GOD should be LAID ON HIS well-beloved SON; that a life of infinite value in the heavenly courts should be given for the worthless life of a race degraded by sin.” (The Bible Echo, November 25, 1895)
In effect, she is saying that the moral influence of the Cross (your stand along with Pastor Fifield) was made possible by the penal substitution (the Bible’s clear teaching) God accomplished in Christ. They must not be switched or confused. Neither should they be made mutually exclusive so as to discard one at the expense of the other. The infinite genius of God resolved the paradoxical dilemma when His justice kissed His mercy at the Cross to the praise of His glorious grace in Christ Jesus!
Negative to Penal Punishment