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Val Lee is the author of Cliques in the ChurchCliques-in-the-church, Apostasy in the ChurchApostasy-in-the-church, Queen Esther/Looming HolocaustEsther, and Revelation the ExplanationRevelation the Explanation  All books are accessible at this website by clicking the blue links. They are also available through amazon.com, where they can be read on touch devices.  

Please consider the facts of this revealing post: heaven-is-for-real-a-little-boys-lie

Val also has her own birding website: birdsbyval
And she penned the children’s eBook, “Hey Little Hummingbird, Yes, You” 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P0IPSF4 
Video story from “Val Lee’s YouTube:” Fauna, Flora and Family

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  1. Hi Val,
    I didn’t see any other way to contact you. I have been reading your book on apostasy in the church. When the Bible says that I am to submit to my husband in all things, does that mean that I am to go to the Catholic church with him and believe all that they teach, which, to me, are contrary to what the Bible teaches? I have been struggling with this for some time.
    Your response would be greatly appreciated.
    Blessings, Rose

    Comment by Rose Everett | April 14, 2009

  2. Praise the LORD, Rose, that you have been born again and are not in slavery to the idolatrous Catholic Church or another false religion! I am so thankful you are my sister in Christ. Someday we will meet in heaven.

    I am very sorry your husband is not born again. There are so many other Christians also in your situation. I have a friend who can completely relate to you. In order to keep peace in the home, she attends a Catholic church with her husband on occasion. He is sometimes cruel in his unsaved state. I am thankful she holds to the marital covenant through it all. Of course, we will not believe the lies of this church and I would never ask you to deny the Scriptures in any way and compromise your dear and precious faith.

    I do hear your sweet heart. We know we have to obey God over man when man demands we disobey God. At times, we must obey God and bear the cost. We know Biblical obedience causes Christians to be imprisoned and murdered in other lands.

    You and I know that you could not rob a bank if your husband demanded it, as that would go contrary to God’s laws and the laws of the land, which we must also obey when they conform to Scripture.

    I have prayed for you to have wisdom and spiritual discernment in the matter. May your husband come to understand your heart that does not desire to enter a pagan church. You might graciously approach him with your heart feelings in all respectful love. You may feel at peace attending only once a month and you can pray for opportunities to witness at the church. These deceived people do need the LORD. I do not want to make you sin in any way or go against our Savior. You need to be seeking the LORD in prayer continually. If you recognize it would cause you to stumble and compromise, you need to let your husband know you will submit to him in all things except those things that are contrary to God’s inerrant Word. Everything, as you know, needs to be spoken in respectful love. I will pray for your husband to understand your position and be saved. Colossians 1:9-13 is an excellent prayer for discernment.

    Much love to you, dear sister in Christ,

    Val Lee

    Comment by Val Lee | April 14, 2009

  3. One of your blog posts quotes statements, from another website, about my book How to Stay Christian in College. Unfortunately, the quoted paragraph contains several misleading distortions. Before they go viral, allow me to correct them. Thank you for the opportunity.

    1. “The book has references in the back of some editions to mystic emergent Tony Jones.” I have never read the works of Mr. Jones, have no idea what they are about, and have certainly never referred to them. Authors have no control over advertisements placed in the backs of their books by the publishers.

    2. “Budziszewski himself is a proponent of contemplative prayer practices.” The term “contemplation” can mean many things, but the author means New Age mental practices, which I have consistently opposed. I have never encouraged Christians to work themselves up into altered states of consciousness.

    Comment by J Budziszewski | January 6, 2010

  4. Mr. J. Budziszewski,

    You are a Catholic according to this website: http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/jbudziszewski_int1_feb05.asp Catholics are mystics who worship demons—false saints, verified by Wikipedia, Catholic Encyclopedia, Catholic websites, etc. God declares all idols are of demons. True Christians must not partake in the worship of idols and idolaters are kept out of heaven. Mysticism is forbidden throughout God’s inerrant Word, the Bible.

    Are the statements below true?

    http://forums.carm.org/v/showthread.php?p=5630584

    “Susan made a quick call to Lighthouse Trails and asked what we knew about this author. We had not heard of him, but quickly learned that J. Budziszewski (pronounced Boo-jee-shef-ski) was an author and professor who had converted in 2004 from Protestantism to Catholicism We also learned he was a proponent of contemplative practices. He is a featured professor on contemplative-promoting Focus on the Family’s TrueU.org online university, telling students to practice lectio divina as a form of meditation…”

    “It seemed quite ironic that someone who had left the Christian faith to follow contemplative Catholicism wrote a book to instruct high school students how to remain Christian while in college, when he had converted away from evangelical Christianity. And knowing that a Calvary Chapel high school was using this book was troubling. Interestingly, the first person Budziszewski quotes in How to Stay Christian in College is Lutheran-turned-Catholic priest, the late Richard John Neuhaus, who many would consider a friend in the emergent/Catholic conversation…”

    Comment by Val Lee | January 7, 2010

  5. Dear Mrs. Lee, I made two corrections: First, I do not promote New Age practices — in fact I oppose them. Second, I did not “reference” the works of the other author whom the article mentioned — I don’t even know who he is. The correction of these errors is my only purpose in writing to you. I am sorry that you are so misinformed about what Catholics believe, but I do not wish to be drawn into an argument with you about that. I recommend that Scripture be read in the spirit of prayer. Don’t you? Assuming that you allow the post, this will be my final comment. Peace be with you.

    Comment by J Budziszewski | January 7, 2010

  6. Mr. Budziszewski,

    You refer to Mr. Richard J. Neuhaus in your article:

    http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/homosexuality/ho0057.html

    Homosexuality and American Public Life
    J. BUDZISZEWSKI
    Well-framed by statements from William Kristol and Richard John Neuhaus, this indispensable volume represents the state of the art of public moral apologetics, and a platform for pushing the art even harder.

    Notice to Reader: “The Boards of both CERC Canada and CERC USA are aware that the topic of homosexuality is a controversial one that deeply affects the personal lives of many North Americans. Both Boards strongly reiterate the Catechism’s teaching that people who self-identify as gays and lesbians must be treated with ‘respect, compassion, and sensitivity’ (CCC #2358). The Boards also support the Church’s right to speak to aspects of this issue in accordance with her own self-understanding. Articles in this section have been chosen to cast light on how the teachings of the Church intersect with the various social, moral, and legal developments in secular society. CERC will not publish articles which, in the opinion of the editor, expose gays and lesbians to hatred or intolerance.”

    Among activists who want to keep the “hetero” in “sexuality,” a consensus is developing that we need a “public philosophy,” a way to speak wisdom to the people. It is pretty much taken for granted that means something different from quoting Scripture to our fellow citizens; they don’t all believe in the Bible, those who say they believe it interpret it in diverse ways, and they are suspicious of anything that looks like “forcing one’s religious opinions upon others.”
    The irony is that much of the Bible itself was originally intended as a kind of public philosophy. Thus the book of Proverbs: “Wisdom cries aloud in the street; in the markets she raises her voice; on the top of the walls she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks” (1:20–21). It faced the same problem of rejection in its time that the public philosophy does today: “I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, and you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof” (1:24–25). Finally, it resembles the new public philosophy in its preoccupation with the dangers of disordered sex: “Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? . . . Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?” (5:15–16, 6:27)

    None of this is to suggest that by not mentioning the Bible the advocates of the new public philosophy are doing wrong; not even the Bible demands starting every conversation with the Bible. To pagans, Paul quoted pagan poetry (Acts 17:28), talked about the weather (14:17), and commented on their own secret suspicion that their idols could not save (17:23). In theological terms, what the contributors to this volume are doing is developing a basis in “general” revelation for talking with the American public about homosexuality: a basis in what is known, or can be known, before or apart from the Bible. Part I, “Science,” therefore deals with the causes and cures of homosexuality, with the scientific myths about homosexuality, and with the politics of science itself. Part II, “Moral Norms,” investigates the standing of homosexuality in the natural law. While in legal terms, Part III, “Law,” is rather narrow — it focuses almost entirely on legal recognition of so-called same-sex marriage — in some ways it actually gives a broader overview of the moral problem with homosexuality than does Part II.

    This odd division of the moral territory between Parts II and III may reflect an uneasiness about academic natural law theory, something like the uneasiness I mentioned earlier about the Bible. If so, there would be some reason for it. Obviously the theory of natural law should instruct us about things like: 1) what’s wrong with homosexuality; 2) why marriage requires two people of opposite sex; and 3) why points 1 and 2 are legitimate concerns of public authority. These things the theory does rather well, and the two essays about it, by Janet Smith and Robert George, are quite good. But there is a deeper problem with the academic theory of natural law, a problem that books which venture into public philosophy tend not to recognize at all. In some sense, the theory of natural law supposes that people already know what marriage and sexuality are about — after all, the foundational precepts of the natural law are classically said to be “the same for all, both as to knowledge and as to rectitude.” And yet in another sense people are obviously confused about the subject, or we would not be in our present cultural crisis…

    Comment by Val Lee | January 7, 2010

  7. This is so interesting – dont know what to think about him

    Comment by joelle | February 19, 2010

  8. Do you have an email address? I have some interesting questions regarding cliques in the church and the christian school

    Comment by David Davenport | May 31, 2010

  9. Hello Val,
    I really enjoyed reading the outline to your book “Cliques in the Church” it also helped in my studies in school, I attend Liberty University and hopefully to graduate with Bachelor’s in Religion. I apologize people treated you the way they did, I too have been where you have been. It seemed to me after all the years of people shunning me and acting petty I came to the conclusion, I am naturally a caring person and as my sister puts itI have a heart of gold and sometimes that invokes jealousy in others even outside of church I was picked on and teased in school. I always thought my caring was a downfall or weakness. God made me special, I became aware I am unique in the fact I have empathy toward others and I am sensitive to alot of things. When you add Christ in all that it makes me or anyone a strong person who can endure and help others. What I read from your book sounds very familar to me as well. If I had written a book it would be like yours as well. We are special people chosen by God for a reason. Keep up the great work and you have a friend in Christ now. I hope this brings you comfort. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”. Matt. 5:8
    Sincerely,
    Susan

    Comment by Susan Osborne | October 5, 2010

  10. Susan,

    My, you have been through the pain! It was a blessing to see your gracious note with some details of what you have experienced. I believe your words stated here will minister to others who take the time to read of your sacrificial desire to lovingly hurt rather than turn hard and callous. May those who have injured you come to Christ. You have certainly been their light in a dark place. Many people test others to see if their faith is genuine and yours is.

    Comment by Val Lee | October 6, 2010

  11. Thanks so much for your book, Cliques in the Church. It’s really meant a lot to me since I’m in a most painful situation. For some reason, unknown to me, the man who leads our singles Sunday school class and small group has singled me out for snubbery. I’ve only attended for about 5 weeks, but for the most part I’m not shown common courtesies, I’m ignored, not greeted, passed by, avoided, and met with short yes or nos with small talk, if at all. He only does this with me. The whole situation has given new meaning for me in understanding the passage in the gospels where Jesus was snubbed by the elders, and not greeted with a kiss, not given oil to anoint His head, or water to wash His feet.
    I’ve tried to ignore his rudeness, but honestly it’s so blatant that I cannot take what he says in class seriously anymore. Fortunately, others in the class/small group are nice, but going to this class/small group comes at a price. I honestly leave each Sunday/Tuesday feeling bruised/battered.
    I’m convinced that you should not always leave a hard situation, and should meet contempt with prayer and the fruits of the Spirit, but being treated so contemptuously takes its toll. I know it’s not my fault (after all, I’ve barely been able to say a word before the leader runs away or turns his back on me), but I’m so disappointed that a leader would be like that this. I get angry because this behavior is totally unacceptable, and there’s not much I can do about it.
    I appreciate your prayers for wisdom and healing.

    Comment by Teena | April 13, 2011

  12. Teena,

    I am sorry for your pain! This type of thing should not happen in the church that is called to be filled with the gracious charity of our Savior. May Christ’s loving arms surround you, dear one.

    It does not take long for tares, who are oftentimes teachers and preachers, to pick on those who arrive in the church who are sincere in their faith (all who live godly in Christ Jesus suffer persecution). They want these dedicated saints removed so they are not convicted by their presence that reminds them that God’s Word is true and it never lies.

    People who act in this obnoxious way always bear hidden sin in their lives. There is always reason behind action.

    I heard a famous pastor, who went to heaven about 20 years ago, state that the greatest amount of persecution he received was from church members who did not want him expositing on the Bible. Anyone who stands on the Bible today is not liked by those who attend church for selfish reasons. Even pastors can feel threatened when one who knows more than he begins to attend. They can become embarrassed when their lack of knowledge is revealed. They begin to hold animosity toward the person who loves Biblical study. It is sad that many pastors and teachers rely on man-composed, written material because they, themselves, do not want to be in the convicting Word of God. One lady told me of a message that held false doctrine that was preached in her church. Within a week or so, she heard that exact same message on the radio. She was most shocked that her preacher never studied but stole his material. Of course, she also was not happy with the false doctrine proclaimed on the radio and in her church.

    I know personally, if you truly love the LORD, you can be severely hated by church leaders and attendees. This is due to the fact many tares and ravenous wolves have arrived in most fellowships and no one cares. This is the day of apostasy. My heart breaks continually!

    Paul warned of this in Acts 20:29. The apostasy continues to grow most grave. We look forward to our heavenly home where there will be no more hatred, jealousy or false doctrine.

    May God grant you daily wisdom in this situation! I am most grateful you are seeking Him through it all.

    I would love to hear from you anytime. I will be praying.

    Comment by Val Lee | April 13, 2011

  13. Dear Van, Just wanted to thank you for your study and thoughts on the book of Esther and her character. My 2yr. old asked me what Esther looked like; as I read through the bible(KJV) with my kids, I googled this question but one of the places the Lord lead me was here to your weblog. I was so blessed by reading about your thoughts and teachings on Esther that I almost read through the whole thing in one day. I feel it was the primer God wanted me to have before starting through Esther this year in my bible reading time and that immediatly it helped me to heal and grow in how I should serve the Lord under and alongside my husband(I grew up with a single mom and my father is bi-polar and schizophrenic).

    I have found it easier to hold my tongue the last few days and pray before I speak and take my heart and thouhgts to the Lord when my husband is unkind/unloving/irresponsible(he does know the Lord currently, but is from another culture and with a Catholic backround and seems to have a hard time applying what the bible says to his actions and doesn’t take advantage of prayer each morning). He wants to be a good dad and husband, that I know, and as I think about Esther and her dealings with her husband the Xerxes I have peace to serve the Lord as I serve my husband.

    Thank you for being a willing vessel in our Master’s hand and may God bless you for it! I have already shared the study with my mom(who also came to the Lord 6yrs. ago) and will be with other ladies in my church as the Lord leads.

    Comment by rosanne | June 6, 2011

  14. Hi Rosanne,

    What a blessing to see your gracious comment! You were so kind to drop by and converse.

    Praise the LORD you were blessed by the example of Esther, and you are passing along her example. May God bless you mightily in your present situation of trial. May you feel Him guiding you by his hand; Psalm 73:23-24. The LORD has certainly been exalted by your obedience to His truth. We all learn and change as we study the inerrant Scriptures. It is a key cleansing element for each of us. I, at times, need to pray for a submissive heart. God always answers in renewed power, being I am so weak. He is mindful, I am but dust; Psalm 103:14.

    I have prayed for you on my knees, dear sister. It is so uplifting to hear of the grace of Jesus Christ working mightily to save your family members. Your testimony is encouraging in a grand manner.

    I believe your life represents many women in marital situations that are not ideal and your comments can assist. Perhaps, if you obtain the time and feel led of the LORD, you can copy and paste your comments at the Amazon website for this e-book—http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Esther-Looming-Holocaust-ebook/dp/B001NXBQL0

    Please feel free to contact me at any time.

    Much love,
    Val (Psalm 34)

    Comment by Val Lee | June 13, 2011

  15. Dear Val,

    I am writing an essay on cliques in the church and was wondering if it would be ok to refer to this blog.
    sincerly,
    Paul

    Comment by Paul capps | November 4, 2011

  16. Hi Paul,

    Thanks for courteously asking and dropping by this way. Yes, of course, you can!

    Comment by Val Lee | November 10, 2011

  17. Hi Val,what church do you go to?

    Comment by Matt | April 17, 2013

  18. Hi Matt,

    My husband and I attend Bread of Life Fellowship.

    Comment by Val Lee | April 17, 2013

  19. Hi, I have a couple questions. How do you know if you are born again? Honestly, there are some things in my life I struggle with that I know true believers should not and don’t do. Also, I lack the confidence to share the Gospel with other people, which makes me feel worse. How do you fully surrender to Christ? I have lost several pounds from stress and am at the point to where I am questioning everything I do in light of Scripture and feel inadequate for God. How do I change? Thanks for your blogs. They are helpful.

    Comment by Evan | April 25, 2015

  20. Hi Evan,

    Sorry for all your struggles regarding Christianity. Every believer at times has doubted their salvation.

    If you sincerely asked God to forgive you of all your sins through the sacrifice Jesus Christ, the Son, made on the tree of crucifixion on your behalf, you can be assured you have been washed clean of all your filth; John 3:16, 1 John 5:10-13, etc.

    I, myself, have felt as you. I think how can I be saved and have these thoughts and desires? How could I have become so angry? I have to remember, God is mindful, we simply consist of dust; Psalm 103:14; and He forgives when we confess our sins and washes away all our unrighteousness; 1 John 1:9. We still have our flesh which can weigh us down at times, and I know I have had to come before my Heavenly Father in the name of Christ in a prostrate position of total unworthiness and ask for cleanings and renewal.

    Staying in the Scriptures and memorizing verses dealing specifically with your temptations and failings is a huge necessity in our walk with the LORD. Also withdrawing from the philosophies and teachings of men—Colossians 2:4 and 8—is key.

    Remember, not to be deliberately setting evil and unchaste things before your eyes, including immodestly dressed women. I know they will pass by, but it is best to turn your eyes heavenward or to the opposite side. This type of thing can place men in deep bondage and we want to be free of all bondages as believers.

    Please pray to be delivered from all bondages so you can be free to serve God powerfully. And pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit when you feel weighed down by the flesh. Galatians 5:16 and following verses inform us how we know know we are walking by the Holy Spirit or by our sinful flesh.

    Remember also, Evan, Paul requested others to intercede for him to be bold when preaching the Gospel; Ephesians 6:19. We too need to pray continually for boldness and opportunities and the words God would have us to say. And have others pray too. I have placed you on my prayer list for your various needs.

    Learning the Bible is to be our first priority so we are not made ashamed of our lack of knowledge when we witness. Handing out tracts which hold the true Gospel and Bibles is a great way to witness or leaving them in a restroom, etc. When I hand out New Testament Bibles, most everyone wants one, in the United States and in other countries. You can put a marker in John 3:16 and tell those who you give them to, this reveals God’s personal love for them.

    Also, be interceding for you to feel how much God loves you. Of course, simply looking at the blue sky, clouds, flora, fauna, oceans, lakes and rivers speak of God’s gracious love for you and all mankind. He kindly made this world for you and every creature He crafted. You might want to memorize Psalm 139 which explains how the Godhead crafted you uniquely in your mother’s womb. Colossians 1:16 tells us Jesus Christ created all things, this includes you, dear brother.

    Feeling inadequate is a good thing, revealing you are not walking in pride nor desire to walk within your own strength. You reveal to me your need to depend on God for every second of the day.

    Praying without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) is also an answer for us who are made of clay. Telling God everything—every sin and struggle is important. He does not shun you in your honestly and your desire to live righteously. Simply saying everyday, please wash away all my filth, dear LORD, is important to fellowship.

    Evan, seeing our daily inadequacies and praising God for His holiness can uplift our souls. Only He is completely righteous and we, being believers, look daily to the time we will be with Christ with our new bodies that will never desire sin in heaven.

    Psalm 19 is a good psalm to memorize, knowing it places our minds on God’s glorious creation and His omnipotence (being all powerful). Setting our mind on things above and not those things on the earth (sinful things) can cleanse our minds too; Colossians 3:2.

    Evan, I hope some of this assists; if not, please let me know, and I will pray for additional wisdom in what to write to you. I fall completely short and can do nothing apart from Christ! (John 15:5)

    Love in our Savior who makes us whiter than snow by simply setting before Him all our inadequacies continually for cleansing,

    Val Lee

    Comment by Val Lee | April 25, 2015

  21. I appreciate you fighting and standing up for the faith of Christ Jesus. We need more people like you to stay bold and stand up. I guess people are afraid of the backlash they can get from the world and other church goers. I am not hear to criticize anyone, but speak the truth. I say a comment you wrote on a news article and it encouraged me. It was about women and how they dress. I always said Christian women should not dress sexy, cause it is not Holy and because it will cause your fellow brother in Christ to stumble with thoughts of lust in their heart.

    Comment by Alexander Rosemond | September 16, 2016

  22. Thank you, Alexander, for your discerning wisdom and wise comments. Yes, we need to stand strong and defend the Word no matter the personal cost.

    Blessings in Christ Jesus who never lies and knows what is best for mankind, Val

    Comment by Val Lee | September 16, 2016

  23. Hey Val, I have enjoyed reading many of your articles and have learned much from you discerning spirit of The Lord Jesus (Yahoshuah) Christ. For personal questions and studies is there a direct email to reach you at by any chance? As a born again believer/disciple of Jesus (Yahoshuah) Christ, praise be to HIS eternal glory and thanks be to his life, death and resurrection. You should have my email address now and if you have time to reach out as a brother in Christ I would greatly appreciate it. God bless you and your work for the Kingdom of Christ glory.

    Comment by William Gabriel Smith | November 4, 2016

  24. Dear Warren,

    Thank you for your desire to walk in all truth and moral uprightness which comes only through the Word of God, standing on it from cover to cover.

    As a reply to your letter, holding your gracious words of encouragement, including a request for my email address, I have to say, since I do not know you personally, though you sound entirely considerate, I must reply in the negative.

    I also received a request to post my email address. I am grateful this was not part of your request, as you undoubtably know, this can result in endless, troublesome email for me (and this would also be bothersome to my husband), which can include porn.

    At one time, I was being harassed by so-called Bible-believing church leaders for my stands against immodestly and pornography. They sought after me akin to a witch hunt. Actually, performing a type of church discipline on me for not approving of porn and all which accompanies it. They decided to harass me by sending me a great deal of porn to my email address. I am sure this assists you in understanding my security measures, though I am sure this would never be your intent. I simply desire to be cautious due to various past experiences, including the sharing of my information.

    I can assure you, Warren, anyone, including you, is able to reach me through my websites if they have an inquiry. As soon as you write, it reaches my email. I can also not post your request and answer you with a comment reply, not addressing you by name. Additionally, I can remove it after you have informed me you have read my response.

    And I will add, all my articles I write are placed at this website, excluding my bird articles, which can be accessed by simply typing “val lee birds” or linking: https://birdsbyval.wordpress.com/author/vallee7/

    Most of my YouTube videos can be accessed by simply typing “val lee youtube” or linking: https://www.youtube.com/user/valleeauthor

    Take care in Christ, dear brother, Val Lee

    Comment by Val Lee | November 6, 2016


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