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Franklin Graham: Look for Christ's 2nd Coming on Facebook, Twitter

Apr 25, 2011 – 7:38 AM
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Lauren Frayer

Lauren Frayer Contributor

The Rev. Franklin Graham says he knows what could be the ultimate trending topic on Twitter: the second coming of Christ.

Graham, son of the prominent and politically connected Christian evangelist Billy Graham, gave an Easter prophecy of his own on Sunday, telling ABC's "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour that social media could be the way in which Jesus Christ's second coming could be revealed to the world.

"The Bible says that every eye is going to see [the Second Coming]," Graham said. "How is the whole world going to see [Jesus Christ] all at one time? I don't know, unless all of a sudden everybody's taking pictures and it's on the media worldwide. I don't know. Social media could have a big part in that."

Graham, 58, noted the role that social media like Facebook and Twitter have played in revolutions across North Africa and the Middle East.

"Look at what's happening in Libya or Egypt. Everybody's got their phone out and everybody's taking recordings and posting it on YouTube or whatever and sending it to you, and it gets shown around the world," he said.

Last month, Graham garnered criticism for saying he believes natural disasters like Japan's devastating earthquake could be a sign that Armageddon is near.

"What are the signs of [Christ's] Second Coming? War and famine and earthquakes ... escalating like labor pains," Graham told NewsMax. "Maybe this is it, I don't know."

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He repeated that prediction Sunday in his interview with ABC. "I believe there's no question, I believe we're in the latter days of this age," Graham said.

Graham also added some predictions when it comes to U.S. politics, saying that he doesn't believe Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012 and that he finds Mitt Romney a "capable" politician.

As for Donald Trump, Graham said, "I first saw that he was getting in, I thought, Well, this has got to be a joke," the evangelist said. "But the more you listen to him, the more you say to yourself, You know, maybe this guy's right."
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