The Great Whore
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:” (Rev 17:1 KJV)
The Bible uses spiritual adultery to represent apostasy and unfaithfulness to God. The great whore represents the adulterous state of Babylon and false religion.
“How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.” (Isa 1:21 KJV)
“And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.” (Jer 3:9 KJV)
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (Jam 4:4 KJV)
This religious system will reject the true God and worship the beast and his political system. Those that follow the true God will be persecuted. This will be a new world-wide religious and political system that will come against God and God will destroy them in the end.