Honestly I stay fairly ambiguous in this conversation, not because I dont know, but because I think its both/and. Christians are so quick to make something one or the other when the Bible is filled with both/and. Normally I would never do this, because you reached out to me and I want to honor your question, but the greatest answer/talk I have heard on this topic is by Tim Keller. So I could either regurgitate his sermon for you here haha, or you can listen to it and it be far better.
Again, please dont see this as a way for me to avoid the question. I just genuinely cant think of a better response than this sermon. So if you wouldn’t mind, I would love for you to listen to it and let me know what you think? If you feel like it doesn’t answer your question then reply and I will do my best to answer.
The link to the talk is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDbKCZodtZI