Garden Gnomes

Q. For the last two years my son has given me a gnome for mothers day, he says it is traditional to give a gnome for that special day. I really don’t care about those so called good for your garden statues. Are gnomes some sort of idol?

I kept my cool since I can’t seem to find out too much about them other than they were formed in Germany and made for gardens. Would you please give me some information on these little statues so I can stop them from coming again next year and toss the ones I have out if they are some kind of witchcraft. If they are some sort of witchcraft I will educate my neighbors about them as well.

A. Things like this have no power over us except that which we grant them. We are admonished not to do anything that would cause a weaker brother to stumble, so if it would be a spiritual problem for your neighbors , then you shouldn’t place them in a garden that can be seen by them. If it’s not problem for them, and not a problem for you, then it’s not a problem. (1 Cor. 10:23-24)

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