"God Jesus Christ" (Early Church Mosaic c. 230AD)
Seen in the photo below is more proof from archaeology that Jesus was in fact worshiped as God by His earliest followers, just as the Bible tells us He was. In the photo is a section of a mosaic floor in what is probably the earliest Christian church ever discovered in Israel to date. The find was made by accident in the late '90s.
The mosaic is dated at around 230 AD, or about 200 years after Christ's crucifixion, death, and resurrection. The inscription is in Greek, and reads:
“The God-loving Akeptous has offered the table
The table referred to was likely donated to the church by a woman called Akeptous.
Quoting from the Biblical Archaeology Review:
"The words 'God Jesus Christ' on the next-to-last line are abbreviated in the form of a contraction consisting of the first and last letters of the two words. Above the two sacred words is a straight line. While these abbreviations and the line above indicating sacred words was later a common practice, this is their earliest attestation.
And this is the earliest inscription ever found in Israel, and perhaps anywhere, that mentions Jesus Christ!"
The phrase "God Jesus Christ" is the same phrase used by early Church Father, Ignatius (ca. 30-107 A.D), bishop of Antioch.