Terminology Tuesday: Common grace
The grace of God that is extended not only to the elect whom God saves but to all human creatures and even to the natural order as a whole. Theologians who emphasize common grace say that it is God’s gracious action (“sending rain upon the just and the unjust”) that makes it possible for sinful humans to acquire knowledge and develop such positive cultural achievements as government and the arts.
Evans, C. S. (2002). Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (pp. 24–25). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.