Matthew 24 - Watch out that no one deceives you for
many will claim I am the Christ and fool many.
At long last, Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene have
returned. Or at least that's what one Australian
couple wants you to think.
Cult watchers are keeping a close eye on the pair,
actually named Alan John Miller and Mary Suzanne
Luck, who under the title "Divine Truth" claim to be
the second coming of the biblical figures.
"Just a little over 2000 years ago, we arrived on the
Earth for the first time," Miller says on his website.
"Because of my personal desire and passion for God,
as I grew, I recognized not only that I was the
Messiah that was foretold by ancient prophets, but
also that I was in a process designed by God that all
humans could follow, if they so desired."
Miller, 47, and Luck, 32, have drawn in between 30
and 40 disciples since moving to the Wilkesdale
region of Queensland in 2007, the Courier Mail
"I don't want to be Jesus. Who wants to be Jesus?"
Miller told his followers. "But I love the divine truth."
Australia's Cult Awareness and Information Centre
and the Anglican and Catholic churches are
concerned that the couple, relying on supporter
donations to sustain themselves, appeals to the
"The moment someone becomes God or God's voice
on Earth, it gives them another level of authority to
enforce submission to them," Cult Awareness and
Information Centre spokeswoman Helen Pomery told
Divine reincarnation or not, the holy couple has
worked wonders for local real estate. Miller and
Luck's move to Wilkesdale reportedly sparked an
"unlikely property boom," as their followers
aggressively purchased much of the surrounding
In 2009, followers pooled together $400,000 to
purchase roughly one square mile of land, where
they currently hold weekly meetings and plan to
build an international visitors center