The Mitch & Allen comedy routine Holy Bible! is a spoof of the classic 1960s TV series Batman (published by Skit Guys). It was one of the most popular Mitch & Allen sketches when we were on tour — thousands of stickers and t-shirts featuring the above cartoon were scooped up after live M&A performances.
Mayday, Mayday! In the sketch, our dauntless superheroes attempt to save people from their own sinful nature. But how? In order to solve the riddle, they must discover why Jesus said, “You must be born again” (John 3:7).
“It means no one is truly good!” the big-eared fella concludes (Luke 18:19).
“But we’re good guys!” his sidekick protests. “We save the world from horrible criminals, we give to charity, and to avoid drawing attention to ourselves we wear these ridiculous tights and masks!”
“Oh, yeah, that works,” the big dude snarks.
Superheroes have never been bigger. But what if even superheroes aren’t super enough? One reason Marvel and DC movies have become so popular is that they show the dark side, the brokenness, of even the most super-powered humans. There has only ever been one Superhero with unlimited power, a power great enough (Biff! Sock! Pow!) …
To save us from ourselves!
“The reality of loving God is loving him like he’s a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff, rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff.” ~Criss Jami
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