"For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.”—Titus 2:11 Amplified
"For it is by God's grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God's gift, so that no one can boast about it."—Ephesians 2:8-9 GNT
If a person were to pinpoint the essential difference between Christianity as taught in the Bible and all other world religions and philosophies it could be summarized in one simple word—GRACE. Yes, grace most purely defined is “His unmerited favor and blessing.” This is not taught anywhere else except in the Christian faith. There is indeed much good ethical teaching to be found outside of Christianity and I don’t disparage that in the least but everywhere else you are left to good works in some form for the basis upon which you can put your hope. English Bibles use the word “grace” some 200+ times.