My dear dad gave me a book a couple of years ago by a PHD physics scientist named Dr. Humphrey who wrote a creationist science book about why the universe is still only 6000 years old, as the Bible indicates, but why we can still see distant starlight.
Without getting bogged down in the details of the book, entitled Starlight and Time, his main thesis is using the theory of General Relativity and applying it to gravity/time. For example, a clock in death valley will go much slower than a clock sitting on the peak of Mt. Everest. He extended this theory, and showed how the farther out from the earth you get, the faster time progresses.
As I was reading the Psalms this morning, I was struck by the sun passing over the sky as a bridegroom leaves the wedding chamber. I realize the sun rising in the east, crossing the sky and setting in the west is a daily reminder of how Messiah YahShua will return -- splitting open the eastern sky as described in Revelation 19 and covering the whole earth with His glory.
But how could we, the believing Saints, be caught up with Him in a twinkling of an eye, enjoy a huge wedding feast, and it still seem to the sinners left behind on earth that no time had passed and YahShua's return was immediate?
The theory of general relativity is the answer.
When YahShua approaches earth from distant space, and we are caught up with Him in the air, time will be progressing much slower on earth than where we are -- since we will be so much higher than the earth. Thus what will seem like days to us (as we are caught up, given our rewards and enjoy the wedding feast) will seem like only seconds to the sinners on earth as they see the graves explode, the living saints transformed, YahShua descend and in a blink of an eye, throw the anti-Messiah into the lake of fire.
I thought it helps explain quite alot about the timing sequence of the end times using a more scientific approach.