The Sacrifice of Christ: substitutional punishment to appease Divine wrath? Or, dreadful, purposeless torture for a mere empty "ritual" and symbol? OR -- the essential, ultimate self-perfecting of holiness and beauty and victory? -- the God-created, God-taught, God-strengthened Son "learning obedience through the things that he suffered"; and achieving -- in the fullness of faith and love -- the supreme perfection of manhood, that he may absorb all mankind into himself, and into his own perfect victory? How marvelously brethren Thomas and Roberts have pointed out to us that it is this latter! Be humble, and be thankful. Those who cast aside an intelligent appreciation and respect for the work these brethren did under God's hand, soon lose the depth and beauty of the Truth. Do not let them deceive you.
We cannot have peace with God if we are deliberately not having peace with man.