Many people claim to be Elijah so it’s not surprising people ask me now and then if so and so is Elijah. My short answer is now this:
If you find someone on the Internet and wonder if he is Elijah, don’t tell me about him to find out what I think. There’s no need. When the real Elijah comes, we won’t have to tell each other about him or ask strangers what they think. We’ll all already be hearing about him and he’ll give all the convincing proof that the faithful need to confirm he is a prophet of God from our own Bibles. In other words, if you find an ‘Eljiah’ that everyone is not already talking about at least as a prophet of God (as they did the last Elijah/John the Baptist – Mark 11:32)–then he is not Elijah!
If you want to know why I say that and where in the Bible it implies that John the Baptist was not the final Malachi 4 Elijah, then read on.