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Nigel Farage slams Jesus for his “negative” Christmas message

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has slammed Jesus for his “negative” Christmas message.

The Son of God said the world is full of wolves in sheep’s clothing, not to mention quite a few hypocrites, blind fools, whited sepulchres and broods of vipers.

Nigel Farage hit out at Jesus after the Church boss said he had come not to bring peace, but a sword, and to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

“A man’s enemies will be the members of his own household,” Jesus said.

While he did not mention Ukip directly, a furious former Ukip boss immediately hit back, urging supporters to “ignore all negative messages” from the head of the Church.

In his sermon, delivered robustly in the Temple, Jesus said there was a lot of uncertainty at a time when people are putting their trust in treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. People should put their trust in “heavenly treasure”, he said.

But Mr Farage, who stood down as Ukip leader in November, took to Twitter to say: “Merry Christmas. Ignore all negative messages from Jesus and have a great day!”