Revelation 18:2a: Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons.
Revelation 18 records the burning of Babylon. As we’ve discovered throughout: For Gill, nearly everything bad traces back to the Roman Catholic Church. Therefore, God reserves his harshest judgments for her in the end.
Revelation 18 Summary
Perhaps a quick summary will clarify some things. First, Gill sees Babylon as the Roman Catholic Church and her tentacles, which reach deep into societies over which she has jurisdiction. Second, these “plagues” (Rev 18:4) are the physical outplaying of the seven bowl judgments from Revelation 16. Third, Gill proposes Rome and the Romish system will be burnt, literally and metaphorically. The city and the whole system will be destroyed. The 10 kingdoms who ceded their powers to the beast (i.e., the pope) in Revelation 17:12-17 will turn on the beast. The civil rulers will be the human instruments which administer the…