The Rev. Franklin Graham: Second Coming of Christ by Social Media?

The Rev. Franklin Graham says the second coming likely to hit online.

ByABC News
April 22, 2011, 2:19 PM

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011— -- Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter might play a significant role in the second coming of Christ, evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham says.

"The Bible says that every eye is going to see [the second coming]," Graham told "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour. "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 said he believes that when Jesus returns to earth from heaven, he will come on the clouds and the world will record the event using cell phones and cameras.

"Just look at what's happening in Libya or Egypt," said Graham, 58, who recently faced criticism for saying that the Japanese tsunami might foretell the second coming of Christ.

"Everybody's got their phone up and everybody's taking recordings and posting it on YouTube and whatever and sending it to you, and it gets shown around the world."

Amanpour's interview with the Rev. Franklin Graham will air Sunday on ABC's "This Week."