First of all,
You shouldn't ask for chapter and verse, and then when it is given, ignore it as if it is no longer important. Wouldn't you agree that Peter had more proof that God exists than you or I? God sent an angel to free him from prison. That seems pretty interactive. Doesn't it?
WHAT??? I'm not blaming God that I am allergic to aspirin. I am simply stating that if God does exist, and the Bible is true, and He does answer prayer, and He knows me so well that even the hairs of my head are numbered, why wouldn't he share with me the fact that I am allergic to aspirin? He doesn't have to take the allergy away, simply inform me of it. It would have been a loving thing to do. Ultimately, through testing, I learned of my allergy and it is no longer in issue - but no thanks to God.
EDIT: I don't think you read my original post or you would have understood the aspirin comment.
I understand the aspirin comment. I just think you're being unreasonable. I'm allergic to coconut...I found that out the hard way. Never once did it even cross my mind to blame God for not giving me a handbook with all of my earthly weakness laid out and numbered.
I asked for chapter and verse so that you would read it again. I hoped that you would think about "after" the "miracles" these people experienced. Let's make it clear: Lost family, pain and suffering, brutal beatings...these are things you don't just rectify. Job didn't get his family back. Paul and Silas saw an angel that saved them from prison? They were locked in a dark, damp dungeon with hardly any food and drink...I don't know if I trust any of what they saw. Regardless, where were the angels any other time? Why did they still die alone and suffering?
Funny, when I turned my back on god and became an atheist I never experienced anything horrible like that. (I should note that I was very deeply devoted to god)
It was all in your mind dude. No demons.
I wasn't going to reply to anyone else, but I have to agree with you. The only thing that makes me wonder is that I have several accounts of others experiencing these things when around me. For instance, my girlfriend at the time (now my wife) had been talking to me on the phone. One of my ears was pressed against my pillow. The other had my earpiece. As she was speaking, I heard a female voice (I became convinced that the primary demon following me was female). What freaked me out was that I heard it only in the ear pressed against the pillow. I tried to ignore it, but my wife said, "What was that?" I didn't want to feed her any information, so I said, "What was what?" She said, "I thought I heard a voice." I asked, "What kind of voice." She said, "A girl's voice." Could that still be in my head? Perhaps I made the sound myself...some sort of split personality thing coming through...I honestly don't know.
Another instance was after we were married. I was having a dream that I was holding my son when a demon entered my body. I immediately put him down so that I/the demon wouldn't hurt him. I ran downstairs as the demon took full control. I started writhing on the floor, licking the carpet. At that exact moment, my wife called my name and I woke up. I rolled over, my mouth dry, and said, "What do you want?" She asked, "What's going on?" I said, "What do you mean?" She said, "You were just sitting up, and your eyes were glowing." Again...was this in my head?
My mind tells me none of this happened. My wife vouches for this and many other tales, (as well as some other people and friends). If not for that, I wouldn't question my insanity. But when I asked to be set free...I was. Maybe it was of my own doing...maybe not. But I choose to follow what my heart tells me is true, and that's my choice to make.
EDIT: Were you deeply devoted to God, or to religion, instruction and ritual?
You'll come back. I hope.