S. Korea Places Christmas Tree on N. Korea Border

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South Korean leaders have erected a huge Christmas tree along the North Korean border.

The South had not lit up the 100-foot steel Christmas icon in seven years, because the North objected. Tensions have been running high between the two countries after the North's recent artillery attack.

As a result, the South lit up the tree in a provocative move.

Still, Christians in the South hope their brothers in the North will see the tree as a message of hope.

"As Christians, I hope this can be a valuable opportunity for us to humbly tell Jesus' real motives, with lights of love and peace," said Lee Young-hoon, a South Korean pastor.

The tree can be seen by North Koreans living near the de-militarized zone that divides the two countries.

Gordon Chang, author of the book, Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, discussed the kind of message South Korea is sending by putting up the tree and if the North is receiving it, on CBN Newschannel Noon program, Dec. 22. Click play to watch the interview.

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