April 25th, 2011 12:24 EST
Franklin Graham: 2nd Coming Of Jesus Will Be Announced On Twitter And Facebook
"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.`"
This article leads me to ponder "What if Jesus had a Twitter and Facebook accounts?"
Jesus` radical message of loving your enemies, feeding the poor, and ministering to prisoners wouldn`t resonate with materialistic Americans.
The carpenter from Nazareth couldn`t compete with the celeb appeal of a Lady Gaga or a Lindsay Lohan The itinerant preacher could never hope to have as many Twitter followers or Facebook friends as these superstars, he`d be lucky to have as many followers as a 2nd-rate reality star.
If any televangelist or evangelical politician like Sarah Palin followed Jesus on Twitter, he would delete them in a heartbeat. The materialistic, simplistic, divisive, arrogant and dogmatic rhetoric of evangelicals is anathema to the humble Son of Man.
If the Second Coming of Jesus Christ was announced on Twitter, most people would think "Duh, Boring!" They would be more interested in reading Paris Hilton`s tweets on what she ate for breakfast, and what she has to say about world peace.
If Jesus Christ does return to take his followers to heaven, we will smoke a joint and laugh at hypocrites like Pat Robertson, Jesse Jackson, Carrie Prejean, Benny Hinn, and Sarah Palin who will be left behind to face seven years of Tribulation.
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