Before Pelagius, Arminius the Wesleys and the Grahams there was Scripture which has always taught .....
"If anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). If anyone affirms that we can form any right opinion or make any right choice which relates to the salvation of eternal life, or that we can be saved by assent to the preaching of the gospel through our natural powers without the effectual work of the Holy Spirit, who makes all whom He calls gladly and willingly assent to and believe in the truth, he is led astray from the plain teaching of Scripture by exalting the natural ability of man, and does not understand the voice of God who says in the Gospel, "For apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5), and the word of the Apostle, "Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God" (2 Cor. 3:5)." [Adapted from The Council of Orange (529 AD)]
Neil wrote: "The government gives the technology sector everything it wants." ...except freedom from mandated costs like min. wages, benefits, high corporate taxes, etc. Economic enterprises seek the lowest cost like water seeks the lowest elevation; it is both rational & lawful. There is no Biblical ground for imputing guilt to someone making self-interested economic choices (as everyone MUST do). When even Christian "conservatives" engage in shallow "plutocrat" bashing like this, then we must be in deep trouble indeed.
But part of the reality of here and now, is that countries such as India and China are receiving western work because it is cheaper labour for the companies. Thus the west is loosing that part of its production and labour base. Correspondingly we note that this modern generation of those inhabitants long domiciled in the country, are not breeding as much which will reduce the population of said group. Ultimately this will create a shift in the current world demography, and the west could end up as the new third world?