Psalm 89:31-33 (KJV) If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; 32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. 33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
When God’s children misbehave, God uses the rod and stripes to bring his children back in line. Spanking is a tool and when it is used in the correct manner, it is a good and effective tool – no matter what Dr. Phil, Dr. Spock, etc. say. It should not be used in anger but in lovingkindness.