Only he who lives in the Laws of God is free. Free from entanglements, which result from going against the Laws. Ignorance of the Laws of God or even their deliberate non observance leads in the wrong direction. These wrong doings knot threads of fate which bind these persons and prevents them from really being free. They develop a propensity for evil and these propensities always condition their behaviour, control them and bind them.
Such people are really not free to exercise their free wills. They have lost their free will because it is now being influenced by the propensity. Freedom therefore, is freedom from evil propensities and this can only be achieved when the individual lives in the Will of God.