The former Editor-in-Chief of Christianity Today, Mark Galli, perhaps best known for a parting editorial in the flagship magazine where he blasted Donald Trump for being “profoundly immoral” and called for his impeachment, has left the Christian faith and become a Roman Catholic.
Galli has a long and storied history of converting from one denomination to another. He started out Presbyterian, then became an Episcopalian, then traded that in for Anglicanism. He attended a Greek Orthodox Church, then finally found himself swimming the Tiber and jumping into Rome’s sweet false-gospel embrace.
I’m not rejecting evangelicalism…I’m only taking Anglicanism deeper and thicker.
Galli, who has been attending daily mass at St. Michael Catholic Church for the past two years, even while editor of Christianity Today, intends to be officially confirmed on Sunday, said in an interview with RNS.
“I want to submit myself to something bigger than myself. One thing I like about both Orthodoxy and Catholicism is that you have to do these things, whether you like it or not, whether you’re in the mood or not, sometimes whether you believe or not. You just have to plow ahead.
I want that. If it’s left up to me, I am one lazy son-of-a-bitch. I will not do anything unless someone comes along and says, ‘You need to do this. This is really important. This will shape your life. Come on, Galli. Get off your butt.’
Reflecting on his love for the service, which he can be in-and-out in less than 30 minutes, he is appreciative.
“The Mass is a perfect Mark Galli service. There’s no singing. There are no hymns. The homily is five minutes. The whole service is 25 minutes. They give you a single thought, a single illustration, a quote, and you’re done. Wow.”
With joining the Roman Catholic church, Galli will be accepting the width and breadth of Roman Catholic false doctrines, such as the infallibility of the Pope, and the idea of the Pope being an ‘Alter Christus” or “Another Christ.” He accepts the sinlessness of Mary, that Mary was an “ever virgin,” and that she did not die but ascended into heaven, being unable to perish due to her sinless perfection.
He accepts purgatory and rejects salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ’s work alone. He accepts the treasury of merit and the belief that sacred tradition is equally true as scripture. He believes that grace can be merited and that the church magisterium is the true infallible source of doctrine and truth. He believes that forgiveness of sin and salvation is by faith and works, penance being necessary for salvation, the practice of indulgences, and a host of other spiritually poisonous and biblically noxious beliefs that culminate in a plethora of damnable heresies.
Mark Galli, taking his cue from 1 John 2:19 went out from us, because he was not of us; for if he had been of us, he would have continued with us. But he went out, that it might become plain that he is not of us.