There is a teaching being taught in the airwaves right now, which says that hell is not at the moment an actual place but will soon be. The rationale is that since God is a God of justice, He cannot and will not confine the wicked to a small hell and then transfer them over to a bigger lake of fire after judgment day, since the wicked must first be judged and found guilty. Therefore, this teacher says, the wicked, when they die, go to a place of silence to await the last trump and from thence to stand before the great white throne of Revelation 20. This teacher maintains that the parable of Lazarus and the rich man is just that- a parable, and that hell is the condition of being unsaved and under the wrath of God. What say ye, brethren ?