Mountainside Lutheran Church
At Camp Linn Haven 1308 Linville Falls Hwy. Linville Hwy 221/181 1.5 Miles south of Linville
We believe and teach the historic Christian Faith GOD is triune, that is, one God in three Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). The BIBLE is God’s inspired word through which He reveals the truth of life and salvation to all people of all times and in all places. SIN is the self-centered rather than God-centered will with which all people are born. This self-centeredness results in willful disregard for and rebellion against God’s will and wisdom. In ways both large and small, all people sin and thus break relationship with God. This broken relationship is at the heart of all human fear, hatred, and despair; it is the cause of God’s just and eternal condemnation of us all. And we are powerless to mend this relationship by our own efforts. GRACE is God’s loving concern and desire for sinful humankind. In His deep and passionate love, He sent His divine and eternal Son to become a human being in the person of Jesus who was born of the virgin Mary. As our substitute, Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to God, suffered the consequences of our sin by His death on the cross, and broke the power of death by His resurrection from the dead. FAITH is a person’s acknowledgment that he/she in no way deserves and can do nothing to earn God’s favor. However, through faith (that is, simply trusting God’s promise of grace), God credits Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection to that person. Thus the believer’s relationship with God is fully restored, his/her sins are forgiven.