This is also inconsistent for Waldron and inconsistency is the sign of a failed argument. If the standard is applied to the King James Version then one would realize that the translators that version were Church of England clergy who baptized infants. That King James had 15 rules for the translators. One of them was that he would not allow the Greek word ekklesia to be translated anything but church.
Romans 9:5 is a verse where other versions clearly teach the deity of Christ by being faithful to the Scripture and what Paul actually wrote--not a 17th Century clergyman. Notice the King James reading and then compare it with the alternate readings below which more clearly teach that Jesus Christ is the God of the Old Testament in the flesh.
ESV | Romans 9:5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
NASV | Romans 9:5 whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen
ESV | And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say, “Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was, for you brought these judgments.
NASV | And I heard the angel of the waters saying, “Righteous art Thou, who art and who wast, O Holy One, because Thou didst judge these things;
In addition, at Revelation 22:19 all Greek manuscripts have “tree of life” rather than “book of life”. Yet, Erasmus went with “book” instead. This is likely due to him not having a Greek manuscript for the reading, so he went with the Latin Vulgate reading, “book”. If Waldron goes with the King James Version in either of these verses he prefers the Textus Receptus over all Greek manuscripts since none of them read that way. Here, he would be choosing a non-existent reading over the majority witness of the Greek manuscripts.
Since the days of Jesus believers have been anticipating the return of Jesus and in many ways may have felt like their generation was the one to experience the return of Christ. Each generation should feel this anticipation and nearness of His return. We should work out our salvation with fear and trembling but using fear of the endtimes to support the King James Version is fear mongering.
It is public information and easy to figure out that Frank Logsdon was not a translator nor did he write the preface for the New American Standard Version. Dr. Jay L. Wile has also researched this quote and has found it inadequate. Dr. Wiles affirms that the following quote is an official quote from The Lockman Foundation. The Lockman Foundation replied to a book by Gale Riplinger which used this quote in her preface. Here is a quote from The Lockman Foundation about Riplinger and Logsdon: