In the same manner as WHAT IS FAITH, there seems to be misunderstanding of what grace really is. </font> What is Grace?</font> What is the source of grace?</font> Is grace an attribute of God, or a commodity God dispenses?</font> What does grace do?</font> What function does grace perform?</font> Does man have grace as an attribute?</font> Here are the definitions Webster lists: grace, noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin gratia favor, charm, thanks, from gratus pleasing, grateful; akin to Sanskrit grnAti he praises Date: 12th century 1 a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification b : a virtue coming from God c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace 2 a : APPROVAL, FAVOR <stayed in his good graces> b archaic : MERCY, PARDON c : a special favor : PRIVILEGE <each in his place, by right, not grace, shall rule his heritage -- Rudyard Kipling> d : disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency e : a temporary exemption : REPRIEVE 3 a : a charming or attractive trait or characteristic b : a pleasingly graceful appearance or effect : CHARM c : ease and suppleness of movement or bearing synonym: MERCY Webster's Definitions 4 thru 8 not included as they are not generally considered in a biblical sense. Let us start with What is GRACE? and work our way down the list. Yes, I am aware that there are other "religious dictionaries" and their definitions can be somewhat lengthy as in the case of FAITH. Which when boiled down is nothing more than a commentary on the term and not a definition. They are not significantly different than Webster's condensations. So rather than confuse the topic with everyone's "biblical dictionaries", where practical use Webster's as the basis.