Missionaries preaching in Africa from Revelation 3:20 (ESV), “Behold, I stand at the door and knock,” didn’t know that in this African context only thieves knock on doors to see if anyone is home. Friends, on the other hand, announce their presence by calling out. So these missionaries were inadvertently preaching that Jesus wanted to steal from them!
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.””