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Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists (1826 - Unknown) - Religious Group

Religious Family: Baptist
Religious Tradition: Evangelical Protestant
Description: Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists began as followers of Daniel Parker's teaching, spread first through his 1826 pamphlet, “Views on the Two Seeds.” He preached that one’s eternal destiny is determined by which seed is planted in a person at birth: the good seed by God or the bad seed by Satan. His followers became more ardent than Parker and persisted in small numbers through the turn of two centuries. Besides their unique doctrine, they are similar to primitive Baptists.
Official Site: Not available
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Maps: Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2000)

Congregations (2000)

Top 4 Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists States (2000)1 [View all States]

Rank State Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Indiana 1 20 0.00
2 Tennessee 1 12 0.00
3 Texas 1 29 0.00
4 Alabama 1 4 0.00

Top 4 Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Counties (2000)1 [View all Counties]

Rank County Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Jack County, TX 1 29 3.31
2 Putnam County, IN 1 20 0.56
3 Warren County, TN 1 12 0.31
4 Limestone County, AL 1 4 0.06

Top 3 Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Metro Areas (2000)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Rank Metro Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
1 McMinnville, TN Micro Area 1 12 0.31
2 Huntsville, AL Metro Area 1 4 0.01
3 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 1 20 0.01

Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists, Trends (1935 - 1945)2

1935 350 10 16
1936 201 16
1945 201 16


1 The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155. [More information on the data sources]

2 All data on clergy, members, and churches are taken from the National Council of Churches’ Historic Archive CD and recent print editions of the Council’s Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The CD archives all 68 editions of the Yearbook (formerly called Yearbook of the Churches and Yearbook of American Churches) from 1916 to 2000. Read more information on the Historic Archive CD and the Yearbook.

Membership figures are "inclusive." According to the Yearbook, this includes "those who are full communicant or confirmed members plus other members baptized, non-confirmed or non-communicant." Each denomination has its own criteria for membership.

When a denomination listed on the Historic Archive CD was difficult to identify, particularly in early editions of the Yearbook, the ARDA staff consulted numerous sources, including Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions and the Handbook of Denominations in the United States. In some cases, ARDA staff consulted the denomination’s website or contacted its offices by phone. When a denomination could not be positively identified, its data were omitted.

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