The only reason for my approach to God must be that He is what I believe Him to be, a God of honour and justice, not a God of manipulative magic who demands that we do things without any reason. There are many today who genuinely complain, “I will not, I can not, accept the God you are presenting because He is not a moral God; there is something wrong if He is as the Bible describes Him. My whole being cries out against such a being. I cannot go to such a God as a deliverer.”
I’m saying that God is different than what your childhood creed described and that it must be acknowledged that there are facts which that creed had not taken into account. That’s a god for theology, but theology is second, not first. If we put theology first, we will do what many do, refuse to look at facts and remain consistent to certain ideas which pervert the character of God.
In the final run God will not have us say an untrue thing for the sake of His honour.
He’ll allow us to reject Him but we should never worship or reject Him because of misinformation.