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Remembering Keith

Daniel Keith Rebman Jr. passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 2, 1986 in Orlando, Florida to Dan and Tess Rebman. "Keith" was an avid sportsman and participated in many outdoor activities and shooting competitions. At the age of 14, he won the silver medal for men's air pistol in the 2000 National Junior Olympics. 

Keith always desired to serve his community, and shortly after moving to Greenville, SC in 2011 he began to pursue a career in law enforcement. After serving as a dispatcher for the Highway Patrol for 4 years, he graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 2016, at which time he was awarded the Captain Cecil Dilworth Marksmanship Award. Keith loved being a trooper, and he served both in Charleston/Berkeley and then in Greenville, SC with pride. Keith is survived by his wife, Michelle, and their three daughters, Olivia, Charlee, and Kennedy, as well as his parents and his sister, Danielle. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Anna Rebman, and by his uncle James Williams. 

Watch Trooper Rebman's memorial service on Fox Carolina

Keith's Good News

May I ask you a question? Can you say without any doubt that you would spend eternity in heaven when you die? That may appear to be a question that is impossible for anyone to answer, but consider this verse from the Bible: “These things have I written unto you . . . that ye may know that ye have eternal life. . . .” (I John 5:13).

Trooper Keith Rebman knew that when he died he would go to heaven, not because of what he had done, but because of what Christ had done for him.

What is eternal life? And how can you know if he has eternal life?

1. Eternal life means to live with God in heaven forever. It is the opposite of everlasting punishment.

John 3:16—“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

2. Eternal life comes only through the Lord Jesus Christ.

John 14:6—“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

3. Eternal life is a gift that must be received, not worked for.

Ephesians 2:8–9—“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”

4. Eternal life is received by turning from your sin and trusting what God has said and asking Him to save you.
You must understand and believe these four things that God has said is true of you:

• You have sinned and broken God’s holy law.

Romans 3:23—“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

• Your sin must be punished and paid for.

Romans 6:23—“For the wages of sin is death. . . .”

• You cannot do anything to pay for your sins or save yourself.

Galatians 2:16—“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ . . . for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

• Only the Lord Jesus Christ is able to save you from your sins.

Acts 4:12—“Neither is there salvation in any other [person, religion, way, etc.]: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

John 3:36—“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

What should you do?

Romans 10:9, 13—“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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