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Insights into Australia’s new spooky cult

Guest reporter: David Millikan
Producer: Tim Wise

Date: September 18, 2011

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Cult experts have warned that a 47-year-old Queensland man and self-proclaimed “Jesus” is in the early stages of developing a dangerous religious cult similar to WACO, which ended in a mass suicide, Channel 7 reports. Sunday night has reported.

Former property developer Alan John Miller from Kingaroy, Queensland, is the leader of God’s Way of Love. He has an estimated 100,000 DVDs in circulation worldwide and relies on donations from his followers. He also uses donations to purchase land for protected areas in preparation for the end of the world.

The earth will “change a lot” in the next few years, Miller believes. “The countries you know today will completely disappear, others will completely change,” he told his followers at a recently broadcast seminar by Sunday night.

Cult expert Rick Ross said Sunday night that Miller is still a relatively new leader who has not fully developed his group. “It’s still in the early stages, but the idea that the group is coming together as a community and that Miller is building a compound is, in my opinion, disturbing,” he said.

“Only the most extreme cults isolate themselves in one area, such as the Jonestown or WACO Davidian groups, both of which ended tragically in mass suicides.

“This is what happens when groups become extreme because the leader controls everything,” he said.

Additionally, Sunday night Guest reporter and cult expert Rev. David Millikan expressed concerns about Miller’s ability to break up families.

“He is surrounded by people who have given up their marriages and businesses. They have given up everything to follow Jesus,” Millikan said.

“Neuroscientist Dr Louise Faber left the Queensland Brain Institute to buy a property next to Miller on O’Dea Road outside Kingaroy. I asked her if she believed Miller was Jesus. She said, ‘Oh yes, David, I know he is Jesus.'”

Ross said, “Basically, Miller presents himself as God, he is Jesus Christ, he is a God-man, and if you don’t agree with him, you don’t agree with God. So if you have a spouse or a family member and that person is critical of Miller, they have opposed God and therefore are not a good fit for you spiritually.”

“Mr. Miller appears to use his position as Jesus to obtain sexual favors from women he is attracted to… this reminds me of many so-called cult leaders I have encountered over the years who use their position of spiritual authority to get what they want sexually, financially or in any other way from the people who become their followers,” he said.

Miller said Sunday night His first memories of his previous life as Jesus came at the age of two, when nails were driven through his feet.

“I didn’t piece them together because I’m Jesus. I just buried them in the back of my mind and just went on with my life until… at 33, I started having much more specific memories of my life.”

He claimed that his teachings were “all about love and developing relationships” and denied being a cult leader.

“I don’t know how I can be a cult leader if I ask everyone to pursue their own desires,” he said.

Meanwhile, Miller told reporter Millikan that he had performed most of the miracles as recorded in the Bible, but doubted others.

“Most miracles involve the restoration of sight and limbs, but walking on water is one of the things I have not done.”

“Another thing I didn’t do was turn water into wine.”

Miller urged reporter Millikan to contact him again sooner rather than later.

“You’re going to want to meet me a lot sooner than 10 years from now. I’m telling you, you’re going to start thinking, wow, maybe there’s something here,” he said.

To contact cult expert Rick Ross, please visit his website: www.rickross.com/