David Wilson (68)
I again point out that it is not some personal misreading but an actual belief from his church. You might discuss the merits or otherwise with a minister, all he is doing is following an established belief system. Beliefs that are not that uncommon among certain Protestant churches.
Possibly a small minority of pentecostal churches rather than maintstream Protestant churches.
As the membership of mainstream denominations have declined in the past generation, they have been replaced by secularism in part of the population and another part of the population has become attracted to smaller localised pentecostal groups which don't really have a coherent doctrine but are often based on the personality and/or interpretations of the group leader. The latter tends to lead to passages being taken completely out of context and gullible people becoming highly confused.
Only a very confused person would link a Jewish prophet who lived 600 years BC to Christmas trees.
Anyway, whatever his group seem to believe, it seems that hell will be quite crowded and heaven will be quite a lonely place according to their world view. Something at odds with mainstream Christian belief.