A definition of ‘rapture’

First of all, in order to find common ground upon which to cut straight the word of God:

Let us determine and agree upon an accurate definition of the word ‘rapture’.

I offer the following understanding. Examine it and see if everyone can agree with it.


1. Rapture applies ONLY to believers (whether Old Testament or New Testament, whether dead <asleep> or living). Rapture does NOT apply to unbelievers.


2. Rapture is the term used to describe the action of a believer being caught away from wherever they are, into the presence of the Lord.


Does anyone have an objection to this definition, and if so what?