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It would be simplistic to say this describes the Roman Catholic Church and that church alone.
"The great city," which was the capital of the Roman Empire that dominated the whole known world of that day, literally ruled over the kings of the earth.
But at that time the church in Rome was not a counterfeit church; it was a genuine Christian assembly.
When we put all these clues together it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that this pictures the Roman Catholic Church.
It is a church that arises during the present church age, but comes to its greatest power in the last seven years of this age, after the true church has been raptured.
It is interesting that Catholic scholars themselves admit as they study this section of Revelation that it is Rome which is described here, but they say it is pagan Rome.