Russet potatoes are one of America's favorite varieties. They were developed by Luther Burbank in 1872. He noticed a potato plant with an unusual bud. He watched the bud until it dropped. When he opened it he found 23 seeds. He selected two that seemed better than the rest and from these two seeds have come all Russet potatoes.

Most of us believe that one seed, the gospel seed, produces converts to Christianity. (1 Peter 1:23). There is a tiny denomination called "Two Seed in the Spirit Predestinarian Baptists." They believe in a form of dualism; that God planted good seed in Eden but Satan planted bad seed. They are sure that every baby is born with one or the other and therefore predestined. But even they acknowledge that all Christians come from one seed.

-Robert Shannon, Preaching March/April 1998