Houston-born Beyonce grew up singing in a Methodist church, but her rapper husband has been seen lately wearing the emblem of what many deem a religious cult.

Critics argue the Five-Percent Nation teaches black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil and the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost.

The group is sometimes referred to as the Nation of Gods and Earth.  It was founded in 1964 in Harlem by former Nation of Islam member Clarence 13X, a student of Malcom X.

Jay Z has been photographed out in public wearing the group's medallion.  He even rapped some of it's beliefs in his song 'Heaven.'

“Arm, leg, leg, arm, head, this is God body.  Knowledge, wisdom, freedom, understanding we just want our equality,” he sings.

“I'm secular, tell the hecklers seckle down.  Y'all religion creates division.  Like my Maybach partition, and...”

Apostle Claver with RagingElephants.org says he sees is a lot of confusion, adding some hip hop artists believe they're Five-Percenters, that they are part of only a small percentage of people who understand the world.

“They don't want to delve into Orthodox Christianity, they don't want the church experience and they don't want to cling to the cross,” Claver tells KTRH News.

Jay Z's involvement could be somewhat of a concern for those who knew her growing up in Houston.

“We're told in 2 Corinthians Chapter 6, 'Do not be unequally yoked with a non-believer,' so then you have to question the belief system of Beyonce,” says Claver.  “Just because one grows up in church doesn't mean they are born again or devout Christian, that's not a guarantee.”