The Bible gives a clear warning of an end time apostasy.
And so the relentless move to unity continues: Chrislam is a modern-day attempt to blend the teachings and practices of Christianity and Islam. Many identify Rome as the ecclesiastical babylon (false church) of Rev 17, if only that the woman seen there is sat upon (controlling) a (political) beast and is "drunk with the blood of the saints" (Rev 17.6).
and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, 'BABYLON THE GREAT, MOTHER OF HARLOTS ...' and I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus ..." (Rev 17.3-6) There is a great deal of description here, enabling clear identification of the woman: From Rev 17, historical records and present day events (see opposite), it is clear to many in the Protestant and Orthodox churches that the woman is the Roman Catholic Church.
The symbol of a woman riding a beast is particularly common in the European Union.
Good examples are the liberal church views on interfaith, homosexual acts, gay marriage, evolution and replacement theology (the church replacing national Israel).
The apostle John received his revelation from Jesus Christ during his exile on the island of Patmos.
In Greek mythology the woman is Europa, and her image is found on the new 2013 Euro banknotes.