Faith of Abel In our study of Hebrews we come to a man by the name of Abel. What this man’s life shows us is that those who relate to God on the basis of faith have always suffered at the hands of legalistic and self-righteous people. After all, who turned Jesus over to the Romans to have him put to death? The self-righteous religious leaders of Israel. There has always been a war between those of Faith and those of Religion. Hebrews 11:4 now reveals how those who are of the “Faith” are to live.