A man sentenced to 90 years in prison for attempting to set his Orlando home on fire with his family sleeping inside said God commanded him to sacrifice his wife and children, according to a Local 6 News report.
Hans Missal, 51, admitted to dousing his Orlando home with gasoline last March. Missal also duct-taped the doors shut and ran a hose from the house to a car tailpipe while his wife, son and daughter slept before he attempted to set the structure on fire.
Missal compared himself to the Bible's Abraham, who was commanded by God to sacrifice his own son, and said he received a message from God to kill his entire family, Local 6 News reported.
"God had a plan for my family, I had no idea what that plan was," Missal said. "I trusted God and God was faithful to the end."
"I know that God was putting me through a test," Missal said. "He said, 'Do you love your family?' And absolutely, I love them more than anything in this world."
"Missal understands why people may think he is mentally ill," Local 6 reporter Mike DeForest said. "But he said it was all God's plan for him to serve the next 90 years in prison
He also said it was God's plan for his wife and children to endure such mental anguish.
"I know too many children who have easy lives and they suffer for that," Missal said.
"So, this was to make your kid stronger?" DeForest said.
"It was not to make my kid stronger, but they will be stronger because of it," Missal said.
Missal is leading a Bible study group at jail.
He will soon be transported to state prison, where he plans to spend time praying.
i remember when god used to do this kind of stuff himself or he would send the angel of death. he didnt ask someone to do this kind of thing. next thing you know hes going to be getting apu from india to do this job. i understand they will kill for less. the funny part is this guy thinks its gods will that he spend the next 90 years in jail. is this gods idea of a practical joke. its going to make his kid stronger? i dont see how with him sleeping with one eye open from now on. i guess you have to be pretty secure in your afterlife to throw god under the bus for wanting to murder your family. on a related story............
Five Mexican children were killed when a large metal cross they were praying at was struck by lightning in central Mexico, local media reported Monday.
Five children between 9 and 16 years old died and several others suffered burns when lightning struck a white-painted metal cross set on a hill in the town of Santa Maria del Rio early on Sunday, according to two newspaper reports.
Several families had been participating in a midnight ceremony as part of a local religious festival that centers around the cross.
see now this is the god from the old testament. kill people praying at a cross. its so like him. actually it proves that you really should hang around a large metal cross (ie: lightning rod) during a thunderstorm. it didnt matter that they were praying.
friday is fun day kids. lets have some.