CLAIM: The sorcerers of Pharaoh were able to perform supernatural signs, but they were clearly opposed to God. How can this be?
RESPONSE: The text isn’t clear. It could be that these men used slight of hand tricks like modern illusionists, or they could have been supernaturally empowered by Satan. The Bible teaches that Satan is able to empower occult practitioners (Rev. 16:14; 2 Thess. 2:9; Mt. 24:24). However, God’s power is greater than the power of sorcery (Ex. 8:19; 1 Jn. 4:4).