J. B. Fagoyinbo
Grace is the love and mercy given to mankind by the Lord God because He desires man to have it, not because of anything he has done to earn it; it is the condescension or benevolence shown by God toward the human race. It is a spontaneous gift from God to man; generous, free and totally unexpected and undeserved. It manifests the divine favor, love and clemency of the Lord God to man. Grace came into existence because “GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen 6:5). In order to contain strife between Him and man, He offered the hand of salvation to those who are willing to do His will.