Election Of Abel Over Cain.
Genesis 4:1 – 13
Introduction: We live in a world today where the word of
God has been watered down, God himself has been weakened
to a nothing in the mind of the world, and man has
elevated himself above and beyond God (in their minds).
The religionist of our day (whether they call themselves
Christian or not) have seek to destroy Gods Holy Word by
changing the truth into a lie. They have (in their
minds) convinced themselves that salvation is in mans
hands when God clearly says salvation is of Him and Him
alone. The religionist spend
their entire ministries preaching one lie after another
lie to disprove the truths of the Bible. But all will be
for nothing and all will fail. The scriptures have
concluded “…let God be true, but every man a liar…” God
is just and perfect in every way and is without error,
even when man calls Him a liar. Moses reminds us in
Deuteronomy 32:4 - 6 "He is the Rock, his work is
perfect: for all his ways are
judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity,
just and right is he. (5.) They have corrupted
themselves, their spot is not
the spot of his children: they are a perverse and
crooked generation. (6.) Do ye thus requite the LORD, O
foolish people and unwise? is
not he thy father that hath bought thee?
hath he not made thee, and
demonized and watered down the doctrine of election
calling it the devils doctrine, insulting it enough that
real Christians are ashamed to say they believe it or
worse refused to believe it because it is so hated.
Pastors have destroyed churches because they refuse to
teach it, or believe it, because they have let their
worry of church size control their thinking. The
Election of God is alive and well even today, even with
the attempt by many to destroy the doctrine altogether.
The question is why did God accept
Abel’s offering over Cain’s it was because God chose
too. Just as was the reason God accepted Abel over Cain.
That was just the reason God accepted Jacob over Esau.
Say what you want, believe what you want, but the truth
is with God. God elects His own without question.
Why did God accept Abel over Cain? Verses 4 - 5
"And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his
flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect
unto Abel and to his offering: (5.) But unto Cain and to
his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very
wroth, and his countenance fell."
Was it because he was a tiller of the ground or a
Wasn’t his father a grounds keeper, and who made
him a grounds keeper?
Is there any logical reason why God would accept
one brothers offering over the other? I have heard a lot
of reasons but none are provable.
Could it be that God chose to accept one and not
the other because of election?
What about Jacob and Esau, why did God love one
and not the other? Malachi 1:2 - 3 "I have loved
you, saith the LORD. Yet ye
say, Wherein hast thou loved
us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother?
saith the LORD: yet I
loved Jacob, (3.) And I hated Esau, and laid his
mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the
Is there any logical reason that God loved Jacob
and hated Esau? Again you may hear many explanations but
what is scriptural.
God hated both Cain and Esau because He chose
too, just as He has hated many.
God never offered salvation to the world, He
demands we (the church) preach the gospel to the world
but He never says he wants the world to be saved.
We hear so many explanations but no scriptural
explanations outside of God’s elective choice.
Did Esau do something more wrong that Jacob did
Jacob just to decide to choose to follow God? No!
God declares in Romans 9:21 - 22 "Hath
not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump
to make one vessel unto honour,
and another unto dishonour?
(22.) What if God, willing to shew
his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with
much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to
Hath God not the power to love one and not
another? Romans 9:20 "Nay but, O man, who art
thou that repliest against
God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it,
Why hast thou made me thus?"
The truth is that God made both Cain and Esau
vessels fitted for destruction. This is called
Cain hated God for His choosing His Brother over
him, so much so he killed him. Genesis 4:8 "And
Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass,
when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against
Abel his brother, and slew him."
This is why people hate God, they hate Christ,
and they hate Christians, because we have the love of
God and they don’t.
Those that God loves He loved eternally.
Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto
me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting
love: therefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.”
Cain hated Abel because God loved him and not
Cain; Esau hated Jacob because God loved one and not the
other. People will hate us (Christians) because God
loves us. This hate against God is a natural reaction.
Cain hated it because God rejected his works.
Verse 5 “But unto Cain and to his offering he had not
respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his
The truth is God did not reject Cain’s fruits, he
rejected Cain and because of that he rejected everything
God rejects the fruits of the lost.
Romans 8:7 – 8 "Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to the law of God,
neither indeed can be. (8.) So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God."
It is not the fruit; it is the love of God. God
does not love because of our fruit but because He
Jesus said in John 7:7 “The world cannot
hate you; but me it hateth,
because I testify of it, that the works thereof are
While so many have refused to learn the doctrine
of election and ignorantly refuse to accept its
existence does not prove it is a false doctrine.
The Bible in every story gives proof of God’s
elective grace if our eye and hearts have not been
blinded to it. In every biblical story ask yourself “why
was this person chosen and not another”
Don’t allow friends and
family tell you that it is disgraceful to believe
election because it is absolutely truth.