Into the abyss (ei thn abusson). See Luke 8:31 for this old Greek word (a privative and busso) bottomless like sea ( Psalms 106:26 ), our abyss. In Revelation 9:1 it is the place of torment. Paul seems to refer to Hades or Sheol ( Acts 2:27Acts 2:31 ), the other world to which Christ went after death. To bring Christ up (Criston anagagein). Second aorist active infinitive of anagw and dependent on katabhsetai (shall descend). Christ has already risen from the dead. The deity and resurrection of Christ are precisely the two chief points of attack today on the part of sceptics.