. . . because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man-- and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; (Romans 1:21-28 NKJ)These so-called leaders on the Arminian side of Evangelicalism have the idea that they can persuade free wills to believe. Therefore, they have decided to compromise the truth in hopes of seducing hardened sinners into believing a softer, kinder Gospel message. Unfortunately, God is sovereign and needs no one to complete Himself. God is not begging or pleading with reprobates to be saved. He simply commands them to repent or change their minds and their thinking by way of the moral law. (Matthew 3:2; Luke 13:1-5).
Dr. Clark never wavered on the biblical doctrine of the image of God. You can read his article on the image of God here: The Image of God. (PDF format). Rev. Angus Stewart's article on the image of God is worth your close reading, also: The Image of God in Man: A Reformed Reassessment. See also Dr. John Robbin's discussion of the image of God: