Man (Lars Justinen/Goodsalt). Garden Tomb in Jerusalem
(John Barnett/istockphoto). Scroll (Tova Teitelbaum/istockphoto).
Not long ago an amazing discovery was made near Tel Megiddo in northern Israel. It was a Greek dedicatory
inscription found in the remains of a third-
century church. The inscription read, “The
God-loving Akeptous [the name of a woman]
has offered the table [possibly a communion
table] to God Jesus Christ as a memorial.”
The words God Jesus Christ reveal how
early Christians—made up of believing Jews
and Gentiles—viewed Jesus even before the
Nicene Council of A.D. 325, which upheld that
God is a Triunity. Approximately 1,000 years
earlier, the Jewish prophet Isaiah had alluded
to the same thing (Isa. 48: 16).
18 MARCH/APRIL 2012