Theology Tuesday: Common Grace

Wayne Grudem said:

Common grace is the grace of God by which he gives people innumerable blessings that are not part of salvation.

Why is it that after Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden and incurred the just penalty of death, they did not immediately die? What enabled them to go on living to enjoy the many of the benefits of life for years afterward (food, marriage, sex, children, etc.)? And why do so many sinners today enjoy those same benefits, even those who will never believe?

R.C. Sproul explains what common grace is and isn’t in this longer but good article: