Let's put in these terms....
You live on an island. The Island has a King. He is not elected nor can ever be removed from office by the People. His powers are absolute and there is NO court of appeal to his decisions.
The King has a set of Rules, that He created. And he says, "Love and worship me...and obey my Rules. And at your age of seniority, I will give you a luxurious mansion, free food and drink, endless recreation, and all the money you want."
He adds though "However if you fail to obey my Rules...if you fail to love and worship me.....even if you move to the other side of the Island and ignore me? I will send my soldiers out to find you and take you to a place of darkness, where you be tortured."
"Oh, but you have Free Will to choose which scenario you like....and of course I love you."