The Bible does not teach anything like sex slaves, it is not like in the Qur'an,August 12 2017 at 6:56 PM
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where men are allowed to have sex with their female slaves. In the Bible, men are allowed to have sex only with their wives. So in case of the Amalekites, where the virgins were spared, the Israelite men could not have sex with them until they married them. Remember that in the Law of Moses, a man could have more than one wife. So even if he already had an Israelite wife, he could then marry another wife, in this case an Amalekite wife. And only after he marries her, then he can have sex with her.
But in case of the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites and other nations who were living in the holy land, the command was to kill them all, not even allow any virgin women to stay alive. So while you are right that at that time God did not forgive their polytheism, but when Jesus comes back and they are resurrected, they can learn righteousness, as Is. 26:9 says, although verse 10 continues that the wicked will not learn righteousness. So it will depend on each individual, if he or she learns righteousness, repents of their sins, then God will forgive their sins, including the sin of worshiping other gods. So then at the end of the millennium, they too can be granted eternal life, and then be happy forever. So as I said, God is forgiving and just.
It is just unfortunate that many Christians do not understand this doctrine of repentance after death and resurrection, so they still think it is too late, that once you die, your fate is sealed, so even the dead Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Amalekites etc. will not be forgiven. They just do not realize how righteous, forgiving and just God truly is. But now more and more Christians have come to rediscover the biblical doctrine of forgiveness after death. Some believe it will take place after death but before resurrection, others believe correctly it will happen after resurrection.
Maybe one day even INC will rediscover this biblical doctrine. But now they too teach this unjust doctrine of no repentance possible after death. They are unwittingly defaming God, making him look very unjust and unforgiving.