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Requirements to Join Freemasonry

Membership, because it is a fraternity, is limited to men. He who would become a member must meet certain recognized requirements--high standards of character and reputation. It does not require that its members subscribe to any particular creed, or belong to any particular church. Church membership does not keep one out of or secure him admission into any Masonic Lodge. The profession of a belief in God and a future life are the sole religious requirements.

No one is excluded because of his membership in a particular church. There are, however, a few denominations which do not allow their members to become Masons. In some instances the mistaken impression has gone abroad that Freemasonry refuses admission to those who are member of certain denominations. It is the church rather than Freemasonry, which denies them membership.