"For by grace are ye saved through faith", saving grace of God is the expression of His goodness toward the undeserving. Grace means unmerited favor, and can be expressed by the acrostic " G od's R iches A t C hrist's E xpense". This grace is the basis of our salvation (Eph 1:7). In salvation, men who deserve hell obtain heaven. This cannot be explained apart from God's grace. Every conversion in Scripture is an example of God's grace. When Paul (Saul), met the Lord on the Damascus Road, Paul was a persecutor of the church. Yet God made him one of the church's chief preachers. We need to remember that we are saved, given the Holy Spirit, and allowed to serve God, by His grace.