Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #23
Elijah Before Christ
There is nothing in the Bible that leads us to expect that Elijah will be on the earth before Christ. All that appears evident is that Elijah will have a preliminary work in connection with Israel. In a similar way, John the Baptist, although the forerunner of Christ, was contemporary with him. The probability is that, although Elijah will be doing work in relation to Israel while they are totally ignorant of their Messiah being in the earth, yet the latter will be an absolute fact.