Why did Elijah say, "If I am the man of God let the fire come"? Was he questioning his own position, or was it because he believed in God unconditionally?"

I'm just not sure why Elijah would use the word "if." Didn't he know he was called to be a prophet and didn't he trust God in this situation? It's confusing.

2 Kings 1:12

AMP - 12 And Elijah answered, If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

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