“Jesus said, “I tell you most solemnly that anyone who chooses a life of sin is trapped in a dead-end life and is, in fact, a slave. A slave is a transient, who can’t come and go at will. The Son, though, has an established position, the run of the house. So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through.” John 8:34-36
Freedom is an amazing concept - in the US, we consider it a right, yet every one of us is born a slave to sin. We have to choose to reject sin and accept forgiveness and salvation in Christ to be set free - but once we are truly free in Christ, no one can take it away from you… even if you’re persecuted and imprisoned, you’ll still be free. Paul set a great example of this, he was imprisoned and beaten many times, and yet He rejoiced in the moments and used the time to write most of the New Testament. He was free indeed.